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.
Bullying at schools can cause a great deal of harm. It can have major, lasting impacts on its victims. It can also have big implications, including monetary ones, for school districts.
One place where new technologies can play a big role is in the classroom. Two technologies that could be poised to be major players in classrooms in future years are robotics and AI.
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.
Sadly, there are things that have the potential to get in the way of special needs students getting a high-quality education. One is there not being enough qualified special education teachers in the school system they are a part of. Concerns about the possibility of this problem arising here in California are among the concerns that have come up in connection to the teacher shortage in the state.
Among the many rules schools have are rules on what kids can and cannot bring to class. One object that such rules have increasingly been coming up for lately are fidget spinners.
Parents of special needs students generally hope that they and their child’s school district will be on the same page regarding their child’s education needs and how best to meet these needs. However, parents and districts sometimes are not, and end up in disputes over the special education services provided to a child.
Video games are a major source of entertainment for children. Might video gaming, however, also provide a therapy route for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? A recent study yielded some interesting results regarding the effects of a special video game on kids with ADHD.
The laws on special education are not the only rules that can have big impacts on students with disabilities. Among the others that can prove quite impactful are the rules in their state when it comes to school disciplinary matters. There are many issues related to disciplinary incidents that could come up for children with disabilities and other students. This includes issues related to restraint and seclusion.
The U.S. Supreme Court, last month, made its ruling in a special education case.