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August 06, 2012

GAO: Transition for Students With Disabilities Can, Must Improve

The different agencies only coordinate their activities to an extent and don't ever reflect on how effectively they work together, the Government Accountability Office said.

July 31, 2012

Feds Pledge More Focus on Outcomes for Students With Disabilities

A heavy federal focus on compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act hasn't made much of a difference where it counts: students' test scores and dropout rates, among other measures.

July 25, 2012

New Film Explores Students With Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities

Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.

July 02, 2012

'Least-Restrictive Environment' Must Be Considered at Workplace, Too

When students with disabilities move to the workplace as part of their education, school districts must consider whether those settings are segregated and if these students could thrive in a more inclusive setting with the right supports.

December 30, 2011

After Jail, Youth With Disabilities Need Special Support to Stay Out

When young people with disabilities end up in the juvenile justice system, they're less likely to end up back in youth prisons after a sentence if they have jobs or go to school quickly after being released, a new paper finds.

September 08, 2011

Life Paths Diverge for Young Adults With, Without Disabilities

Six years after high school, students with disabilities are less likely to have gone on to postsecondary schools than their classmates without disabilities, less likely to have financial independence, but a little more likely to have children, according to a new study.

March 31, 2011

SEARCH for New Workers Led to Hires Close to Home

Some of the new faces at the Department of Education are DC public school students with developmental disabilities.

November 30, 2010

More Students with Disabilities Attending College, Volunteering

A long-term study of youth with disabilities shows more students continuing education past high school, but job prospects appear to be stagnant.

August 26, 2010

Vanderbilt University Starts Certificate Program For Intellectually Disabled

The program offers personal attention as well as training in basic life skills and exposure to college classes.

March 24, 2010

Official Works to Help Youth With Disabilities Land Jobs

Rachael Dorman, a youth policy adviser in the Labor Department's office of disability employment policy, is featured this week in the The Washington Post as "federal player of the week." The paper Monday ran an interesting profile of Dorman, who is legally blind, and her work promoting government ...

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