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Literature curriculum and the fight against bullying

Many things can impact the quality of the education environment a special needs student has at school. One is whether they are subjected to bullying. Bullying can impact many things for a student with disabilities. This includes their overall education experience and how safe and free to learn they feel at school.

Supreme Court opts not to hear “stay put” provision case

Special needs students have various rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Sometimes, disputes arise over what exactly a given student is entitled to under these rights. Among the things such disputes can be over is what a particular term included in these rights means, as applied to a given situation.

Helping the start of the school year go well for special needs students

With school in its opening weeks, among the things parents may be concerned about is whether their kid’s start of the school year will end up go smoothly. This can particularly be the case for parents of students with special needs. The start of a new school year can pose some special challenges for kids with disabilities. So, taking steps to address such challenges is something a parent of such a child may want to do this time of year.

Report: Special education funding in California 'unequal'

As a parent of a child in a special education program, you are probably well aware of the individualized attention required in their schooling. When you sat down with the school to discuss your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), the school explained the parameters for your child's education and progress based on their needs. What goes on behind the scenes to shape these programs?

Major increase in autism research funding requested

Different medical conditions see different levels of research funding. How much such funding has autism seen in recent times? It is estimated that, in 2015, $343 million was put towards autism research. This includes both public and private funds. This is well below the funding levels for some other conditions, such as AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.

Bill regarding IDEA funding before the U.S. House

Many different decisions can have significant impacts on California special needs students. This includes what decisions the parents of such students make when issues come up related to their child’s education. It also includes the choices schools in the state make regarding their special education programs. It further includes what actions government bodies in the state opt to take when it comes to special education policy.

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