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March 27, 2014

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Rises in New CDC Data Report

Researchers are now seeing 1 in 68 children identified as having autism spectrum disorder, compared to 1 in 88 the last time statistics were collected.

March 21, 2014

Report: Students With Disabilities Face Harsher School Discipline Than Peers

The most recent release of data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights shows broad disparities in restraint, seclusion and suspensions for students covered by IDEA.

February 28, 2014

Wealthy Districts Restrain, Seclude More Than High Poverty Districts, Study Asserts

While few districts overall use these techniques to manage student behavior, they are most likely to be used on students with disabilities, the researchers said.

February 25, 2014

Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Correlated With Development of ADHD

The findings come through a study of more than 64,000 Danish children, many of whom had mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.

February 22, 2014

Gender Plays Role in Delayed Language Development, Study Says

Boys, and children in families where other members have reading and writing difficulties, are most at risk for certain types of language delays, new research says.

January 28, 2014

Permanent Chief Selected for Federal Special Education Research Center

Joan McLaughlin, the new chief, has served in the position in an acting capacity since July 2013.

December 30, 2013

Special Educator Interest in Common Core Heated Up in 2013

Blog readers this year were particularly interested in learning about common-core test accommodations and lesson plans, but they also turned their attention to classroom research.

October 29, 2013

Performance of Students With Disabilities Hard to Gauge in School Accountability

Variability in state policy makes it difficult to compare states to one another, according to a report from the Institute of Education Sciences.

October 22, 2013

Students With Disabilities in Charter Schools the Focus of New Nonprofit

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work with lawmakers and charter authorizers to improve access to charter schools for students with disabilities.

September 06, 2013

Feds Invest $10 Million Into Research for Severe Learning Disabilities

The funding will establish a center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. that will focus on instructional strategies in reading and math for students with persistent learning struggles.

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