In Timothy W. v Rochester, the court confirmed that children with the most severe handicaps are entitled to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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December 08, 2014
June 06, 2014
Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.
September 23, 2013
'Best Kept Secret' explores the postsecondary options available for six youth with severe autism in Newark, N.J.
April 17, 2013
California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.
April 15, 2013
Mary Washer, an Oklahoma high school student with severe disabilities, was not able to use a particular accommodation to pass required state tests.
January 07, 2013
Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.
November 13, 2012
A newspaper report delving into Florida's practice of housing some children with severe disabilities in nursing homes corroborates U.S. Department of Justice concerns about the children's care.
September 17, 2012
The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination today shared a set of recommendations to better prepare students with significant disabilities for the workforce and continue their education after high school.
September 12, 2012
Among other things, the state turned down about $40 million that would have helped care for these children at home because the money was associated with the Affordable Care Act.
September 11, 2012
The Government Accountability Office found shortcomings in the way Department of Defense schools provide special education services.