Federal education officials are asking for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities.
The family of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome wants action after she returned home from the first day of classes with six bite marks on her face, arms and legs.
Nearly a decade after Congress first considered restrictions on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, a new report finds that rules continue to vary significantly from state to state.
She was told her disability didn’t need to hold her back. But after earning a full ride to Stanford, the struggle to fund the care Sylvia Colt-Lacayo needs is proving her toughest battle yet.
Realizing that there were no university programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities anywhere near her home, one mother set out to establish one.
Virtual tours and virtual social interactions are giving kids with disabilities a chance to practice life skills in safe spaces before they experience the real thing.
Amid a shortage of special educators, schools are increasingly leaning on paraeducators. Now, one state is the first to require training for this workforce.
In exchange for a four-year commitment teaching special education, a school district says it will pay the tuition for prospective teachers to earn their credential.
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.