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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.

August 28, 2013

Study: Postsecondary Transition Programs Lack Effectiveness Evidence

Though strong research in this area is lacking, studies do show interesting areas that policymakers can explore, according to a report from the federal What Works Clearinghouse.

June 14, 2013

Justice Department Criticizes Rhode Island Sheltered Workshop

Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.

March 05, 2013

Special Education Advocates Release Public Policy Agenda

The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.

September 28, 2012

Audit: Monitoring of Centers for Independent Living Needs Upgrade

The centers could serve--and may in many communities--as a powerful link to work, education, and other opportunities and people with disabilities. But sound monitoring is a part of making sure those centers are serving their purpose, the inspector general said.

September 07, 2012

Students With ADHD Must Better Prepare for College

Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.

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.

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