Tag Archives: Special Ed

Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

[Source: Disability Scoop] The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix. The streaming service said it will debut the eight-episode series “Atypical” later this summer. The half-hour show is presented from the perspective of Sam, a … Continue reading

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Parents Awarded $900K After Hidden Cameras Capture Student Restraint

[Source: Education Week] Arbitrators have awarded $900,000 to a family that sued the Clark County, Nev., district after their son was restrained repeatedly during the 2011-12 school year‐some of which was caught on videocameras that had been hidden in the … Continue reading

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Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

[Source: Disability Scoop] Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut. Morgan’s Inspiration Island will open Saturday in San Antonio. The $17 million … Continue reading

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Educator’s Corner: Teachers Turn Craze Over Fidget Spinners Into Academic Lessons

[Source:  Education Week, Teacher Beat] Are fidget spinners helping antsy students to sit still and concentrate on their lessons, or are they just driving kids (and teachers) to distraction? Education Week‘s Kristine Kim explores the controversy over the toy’s classroom … Continue reading

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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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