Tag Archives: Special Ed

Risk of Autism Linked to Maternal Grandmother Smoking in Pregnancy

[Source:  Medical News Today] Autism, characterized by repetitive behaviors and difficulty interacting socially, appears to be on the rise. Much of this increase is thought to be due to better detection rates and greater awareness. However, many scientists believe that … Continue reading

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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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Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access at its theme parks, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn’t backing down. In a ruling this … Continue reading

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