SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

Your Autism-Friendly Behavior Intervention Plan

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Behavior challenges hinder learning and social development in children with autism spectrum disorder. Delays in speech and language, and difficulties with communication, lead to problem behaviors, because a child can’t convey his wants and needs. It is important to identify these behaviors and to make changes in your...

Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

Authors: National Public Radio

image

Milwaukee's voucher program serves some 28,000 students. Most of them are African-American and come from low-income families.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)...

Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander

Disability Scoop
Concerned about keeping track of her young daughter with autism, one mom created a video camera-equipped drone designed to give parents some extra...

Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

Disability Scoop
He's barely out of high school, but an 18-year-old with autism is already making his mark with a pair of signature sauces that grace a restaurant...

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

Authors: National Public Radio

image

Indiana's private school voucher program is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Whether it's "social justice" or "an assault" on public schools depends on whom you ask.

(Image credit: Darron Cummings/AP)...

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It?

Authors: National Public Radio

image

A big new study shows half as many student reports of bullying — including physical bullying, threats and cyberbullying — compared with a decade earlier.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)...

Modest Increases in Kids' Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical Costs

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes, new Johns Hopkins...

DeVos Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Authors: National Public Radio

image

There is an outcry over the secretary of education's invitation to speak at the commencement of a private, Christian, historically black college in Florida.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)...

Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why'

Authors: National Public Radio

image

As the Netflix series sparks a national discussion, new research shows 1 in 5 middle and high schoolers have thoughts of suicide, and offers suggestions for adults in fighting the problem.

(Image credit: Beth Dubber/Netflix)...