A bill governing the use of restraints and seclusion that passed the U.S. House with bipartisan support last year, but was never voted on in the Senate, has been given new life.
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April 07, 2011
April 06, 2011
Will the battle for special education services, when, where, and how much, ever come to an end?
March 28, 2011
The East St. Louis district is in trouble because of a long history of failing to provide the expected special education services.
March 24, 2011
Parents of special needs students who successfully sue their school districts over Individual Education Programs could be reimbursed for fees paid to expert witnesses, under two bills introduced in Congress.
March 17, 2011
A proposed law would require schools that receive federal money to report incidents of bullying to the federal government and specify whether they involved children with disabilities.
March 10, 2011
A federal judge ruled that "a fair appropriate public education does not require ... the District be able to prove that a student will not face future bullying...."
March 08, 2011
Starting March 15, the only recognized service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be dogs, with few exceptions.
February 24, 2011
A bill that would ban school districts from restraining or secluding public schoolchildren in most cases and require training for school personnel who employ these practices is making its way through the Oregon legislature
February 22, 2011
The court ruled Tuesday that a federal law preempts claims about design defect brought by those who want to be compensated for injuries caused by a vaccine's side effects.
January 28, 2011
After two decades of decline, special education court cases are showing an upswing.