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This article was published on the Council for Exceptional Children on March 12, 2021. On Thursday, the American Rescue Plan Act—a historic $1.9 trillion package that will send direct aid to individuals, families, education, state and local governments, and more—was signed into law by President Biden. The measure includes $125 billion for K-12 education that will […]

This article was published on the Austin Monitor by Claire McInerny on March 11, 2021. More than 800 students in the Austin Independent School District are being denied their legal right to a special education evaluation. An evaluation is the first step in the process to get special education services. Without one, there is no […]

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Ellington residents approve transfer of $150,000 for special ed needs

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This article was published on the Journal Inquirer by Erika M. Purdy on March 9, 2021. ELLINGTON — At a town meeting on Monday night residents approved the transfer of $150,000 from the town’s unassigned fund balance account to the Board of Education so it can manage tuition and transportation costs for special education students. […]

Developmentally disabled kids in San Jose left behind amid COVID-19

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This article was published on the San Jose Spotlight by Mauricio La Plante on March 8, 2021. Access to a COVID-19 vaccine may be the first step to getting students back on campus, but youth are in the back of the line for vaccines in California. That’s especially tough for students with special needs and […]

Family sues MCPS, alleging that special education son was assaulted in bathroom

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This article was published on Bethesda Magazine by Caitlynn Peetz on March 3, 2021. A second local family has filed a lawsuit against the Montgomery County school system alleging their special education child was assaulted by a classmate because individual aides failed to supervise them. The family, unnamed in court documents, says that their young […]

This article was published on the Florida Phoenix by Danielle J.Brown on March 3, 2021. State Rep. Bobby DuBose is pushing lawmakers to outright ban the traumatic practice of secluding students and limit other restrictions facing children, particularly those with disabilities in Florida. DuBose, a Democrat who represents part of Broward County, has filed legislation […]

This article was published on WCPO by Abby Dawn on March 2, 2021. CINCINNATI — The parent of a Walnut Hills High School student who has disabilities filed a lawsuit alleging that Cincinnati Public Schools failed to provide legally required education during the pandemic. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, names […]

This article was published on WDRB by Kevin Wheatley and Valerie Chinn on March 1, 2021. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced Jefferson County Public Schools to quickly transition to remote learning, students had been suspended nearly 16,000 times during the 2019-20 school year. Since then, overall behavior referrals at JCPS have […]

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Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

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This article was published on HealthDay by Cara Murez on February 19, 2021. FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When clinical psychologist Maggie Sibley thinks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she worries most about the older teens who may drop out of high school and […]