Category Archives: Special Ed

Free 15 Episode Autism Seminar Produced by Yale on iTunes

[Source: The Yale Seminar on Autism] The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States’ first undergraduate course of its kind. The goal of this series is to make all of the lecture content and supporting materials … Continue reading

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Special Education Receives Slight Increase in FY 2017 Funding Bill

[Source:  Council for Exceptional Children] Last week the U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion funding bill, which adverted a government shutdown and will fund the government through September 2017. The U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget is $71.6 billion, a … Continue reading

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Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome

[Source: Disability Scoop] In a first, a new comic book debuting this summer will feature a superhero with an extra 21st chromosome. Comic book publisher Lion Forge said they will introduce a character named Jonah, a teenage boy with Down … Continue reading

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Special Ed Corner: New ‘State of Learning Disabilities’ Report Tackles Stigmas

[Source: Education Week] The National Center for Learning Disabilities released Tuesday a new edition of its “State of Learning Disabilities” report, which gathers sobering statistics, first-person articles, and suggestions educators, parents and lawmakers can use to support children and youth … Continue reading

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Zappos Looks To Help Shoppers with Special Needs

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Online retail giant Zappos is looking to make it simpler for kids and adults with disabilities to find clothes that meet their sensory and physical needs. The retailer said recently that it is launching a special section … Continue reading

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