Special Education Expert to Speak Nov. 19

Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.

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Study Outlines Steps for Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

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School Bullies Prey on Children with Autism

Connie Anderson didn’t know what was bothering her 17-year-old son, a Baltimore-area high school senior with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. He was usually a diligent student, but his grades began to plummet.

“He was starting to go downhill fast,” Ms. Anderson said. “His grades were crashing, and he wasn’t able to focus.”

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Postgraduation for Special Needs Students

Programs for students with learning disabilities help them move forward into the workforce and/or college.
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New Jersey Teacher Accused of Bullying Autistic Student Put on Leave

A teacher accused of bullying an autistic student was placed on paid leave Friday.

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Father of Autistic Boy Told Cherry Hill (N.J.) Schools: 'I Put My Faith in You'

Stuart Chaifetz gave the Cherry Hill school district every opportunity to do the right thing by his 10 year-old son, Akian.

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N.D. District Sees Rise of Autism

Anthony Kuznia was just like any nine-year-old. He was a little unsure of strangers, introducing himself and disclosing his age to a reporter only at the prompting of his grandmother, Janet Luettjohann.

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Op Ed: Why (and How) San Diego Schools Restructured Special Education

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

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New Directions for Special Ed

Mainstreaming, population shifts, early intervention and budget cuts create challenges and opportunities for district leaders.

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