SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

Under DeVos, Here's How School Choice Might Work

Authors: National Public Radio

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"Tax credit scholarships" are a twist on vouchers. Florida's program is one of the largest in the country, serving 92,000 students.

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Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter

Disability Scoop
Not everyone was immediately on board when Jason Eagan, who has Down syndrome, said he wanted to become a firefighter. But with persistence, he found...

Making Our Voices Heard on Betsy DeVos

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Betsy DeVos, a unqualified and terribly dangerous person for public education and special education even more so, cannot become the next Secretary of Education. Keep in mind once the damage is done it will be very hard and likely impossible to undo the damage. If public schools are drained of funding and the US...

Special Education Enrollment Rose in 2015-16 - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

The most recent federal data show an increase for the fourth year in a row in the number of special education students, driven by a rise in those with autism or "other health impairments."...

Finding Words in Paint: How Artists See Dyslexia

Authors: National Public Radio

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It's the most common learning disability, yet it's hard to understand. We asked six artists who have dyslexia to share their experiences in images.

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Speech and Language Service Delivery, Be Proactive Parents

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Jan 24, 2017 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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This article was originally published by Teresa Sadowski M.A., CCC-SLP on the now defunct Examiner web site in February 2012. Speech and Language Service Delivery, Be Proactive Parents was written to help parents advocate for appropriate and effective speech and language...

Google Calls Attention To Disability Rights

Disability Scoop
A doodle on Google's homepage is paying homage to a pioneer of the disability rights movement and encouraging visitors to learn about advocacy...

Dear SLPs, Here’s What You Need to Know About Internationally Adopted Children

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image In the past several years there has been a sharp decline in international adoptions. Whereas in 2004, Americans adopted a record high of 22,989 children from overseas, in 2015, only 5,647 children  (a record low in 30 years) were adopted from abroad by American citizens.

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Primary Data Source: Data Source: U.S. State...