A new opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that many parents of kids with disabilities are entitled to take time away from work to attend their child’s IEP meetings.
A disability rights organization plans to train volunteers who will attend IEP meetings with parents and help them advocate for including their children in regular classes.
Disability advocates and former federal special education officials are warning of possible Trump administration moves to alter policy related to a central tenet of IDEA.
Programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40 percent in two decades.
Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.
Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so.
The parents of a 7-year-old with disabilities are suing after a school bus driver and aide allegedly placed a five-gallon bucket over the child’s head because he has a tendency to scream.
U.S. Department of Education data on how frequently restraint and seclusion are used in the nation’s schools is incomplete and inaccurate, government investigators say.
Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it’s their legal right to have a record of what is said.
After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the “Most Annoying Male” in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school’s principal and three teachers.