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February 18, 2015

Alternative Education Track Would See New Scrutiny Under Federal Bill

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, wants to ensure parents are given more information before allowing their children to be placed in an educational track with less rigor than the general education curriculum.

December 08, 2014

Landmark Special Ed. Case Confirming 'Zero Reject' Rule Marks 25 Years

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.

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.

September 23, 2013

PBS Documentary Explores Life After School for Students With Autism

'Best Kept Secret' explores the postsecondary options available for six youth with severe autism in Newark, N.J.

April 17, 2013

Series on Group Home Abuses Earns Journalism Honor

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

Education Department: Testing Policy Does Not Violate Student's Rights

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

Moving On From 'On Special Education'

Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.

November 13, 2012

Fla. Records Reveal Little Education, Much Neglect of Children in Nursing Homes

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

Outcomes for Students With Severe Disabilities Can, Must Improve

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

Fla. Children With Severe Disabilities Relegated to Nursing Homes

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.

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