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July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

June 10, 2014

Study: Lead Abatement Could Save Mich. Over $2 Million a Year in Special Ed. Costs

Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.

June 06, 2014

Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities

Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.

June 04, 2014

Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.

May 15, 2014

A Few States Spawn Most Complaints on Special Education, Says Study

Concern about special education lawsuits is widespread, but complaints are common only in a handful of states, according to a longitudinal analysis of due process complaints.

May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Continue Autism Research

The Combating Autism Act, first signed into law in 2006, is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it.

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.

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