SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data....

What Awaits Education If Republicans Keep the House

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief if they keep the House, but it may not mean big changes for education policy, given the lack of momentum over the past years on issues like data privacy and DACA....

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year

Disability Scoop
In a first, a company says a blood test that can detect some children with autism is expected to be commercially available before the end of the year....

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Disability Scoop
Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be...