Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released data on special education enrollment in the nation in the 2015-2016 school year. The data covers students between the ages of 6 and 21. The stats point to that school year seeing a slight increase in special education enrollment.
When you send your child off to school, you do so with the assumption that the teachers and administrators will do their best to provide your little one with a safe learning environment. After all, these years at school will influence your child for the rest of his or her life. Most of the time, schools live up to their lofty charge. Unfortunately, there are times when they overstep their bounds and disproportionately punish their students by suspending, expelling or disciplining them.
Transitioning to elementary school can have its difficulties for any young child. It can have added challenges, though, for kids with disabilities.