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September 18, 2019

Preparing Students for Life After Special Education? Here's How Federal Dollars Can Help

When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.

June 12, 2017

Inclusion, Career and Technical Education Help Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities who spend 80 percent or more of their day in general education have better outcomes than similar peers, as do those who take a concentration of career and technical education courses.

October 12, 2016

New Federal Special Education Grants Support Literacy, Testing, and Transition

The U.S. Department of Education's grants will pay for a comprehensive literacy center based in Oregon, as well as workforce demonstration projects in five states.

September 21, 2016

Clinton Pledges More Economic Support for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities don't want pity, they want a paycheck, the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of supporters in Orlando, Fla.

June 04, 2015

Postsecondary Transition for Students in Special Education: The Road Ahead

The 10th annual Diplomas Count report explores the different experiences of students with disabilities, as they leave high school and head to college or to work.

April 09, 2015

Postschool Success for Students With Disabilities Linked to Goal-Setting Skills

A review of recent studies shows some factors connected with postschool employment, education, and independent living, but researchers say more evidence would be welcome.

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.

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