Category Archives: Special Ed

Special Ed Corner: Are Schools Doing Enough To Prepare Students For Life After Special Ed?

[Source: Disability Scoop] BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014. For two years, she was unemployed. Eventually, her father was able to use his connections at Bowdoin College to … Continue reading


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Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

[Source: Disability Scoop] year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities. Autism Speaks released an updated three-year strategic plan for … Continue reading


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Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

[Source: Disability Scoop] The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren’t unnecessarily placed in special education. In a Federal Register notice, the U.S. Department of Education is seeking comment … Continue reading


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PreK Corner: Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success

[Source:  MindShift] In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation’s first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time. In … Continue reading


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Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

[Source: Disability Scoop]’ Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to a free appropriate public education, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision’s implications. In a new … Continue reading


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