special needs

Seattle Special Ed Students Disciplined at Higher Rates

In a recent analysis, the Seattle Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council found that in Seattle Public Schools, 40 percent of all long-term or short-term suspensions were received by students identified as having a disability.

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Conn. Autism Programs Increase Along With Numbers of Cases

The variety of Bridgeport school programs serving students on the autism spectrum has increased over the last decade as the district has sought to educate more students in its own schools instead of expensive outside programs.

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Aide Alleges a N.J. Life Skills Program Has Gone Off the Rails

It started as a transitional program, a way to teach special education students with developmental disabilities how to handle personal finances, find a job and live independently once they left school.

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Addressing Rise in Autism

The Victims of the Education Sequester: Special-Needs Students and Poor Kids

Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts.

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PresenceLearning Introduces Online Occupational Therapy Services to Expand Support for Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform.

Special Education Program in One Connecticut District Is Underachieving

Not much has changed since 2008, an outside expert told Norwalk Board of Education members Tuesday night -- the special education program is still understaffed and underfunded.

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Illinois District 86 to Withdraw from Special Education Agency

Following in the footsteps of Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is moving closer to cutting its ties with the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) cooperative — a move that means it would educate special needs students on its own.

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Serving Students with Special Needs and Gifted and Talented

This Connecticut district ensures that students of all abilities succeed.

Calif. League Unites Students With, Without Disabilities

The Los Angeles Unified School District/Special Olympics Unified Basketball League aims to help students of all capabilities interact with one another.

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