Learning Disabilities

Read: Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

The new guidance was in part influenced by increasing mental health challenges during the pandemic, including among students with disabilities.

Read: OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

Office for Civil Rights Reaches Resolution Agreement with Nation’s Second Largest School District, Los Angeles Unified, to Meet Needs of Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Read: Maryland DOE to Review Use of Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Maryland DOE to Review Use of Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

The announcement comes after the DOJ found Frederick County Public Schools disproportionately used these practices on students with disabilities and students of color.

Read: 9 Common Traits of Autism SROs Should Know to Foster Positive Student Interactions

9 Common Traits of Autism SROs Should Know to Foster Positive Student Interactions

Common characteristics for individuals with autism include lack of eye contact, repetitive actions, and sensory issues, among others.

Read: 3 Former School Employees Indicted for Abuse of 6 Non-Verbal Students

3 Former School Employees Indicted for Abuse of 6 Non-Verbal Students

Two of the former employees allegedly abused the students while the other, a principal, did not report suspected abuse complaints from other staff members.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

The department announced its initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities.

Read: Study: ADHD Diagnosis More Likely for Youngest Kids in Class

Study: ADHD Diagnosis More Likely for Youngest Kids in Class

New research suggests younger kids in a classroom are 30 percent more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis.

Read: Study: Depressed Children are More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

Study: Depressed Children are More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

Research shows depressed children are six times as likely to have setbacks in certain areas and parents and teachers are struggling to recognize it.

Read: Feds: Texas Denied Special Education Services to Thousands

Feds: Texas Denied Special Education Services to Thousands

A 15-month investigation by the Department of Education found the Texas Education Agency placed a cap on special education services.

Read: 2 Ohio Teachers Placed on Leave for Dragging Student with Autism

2 Ohio Teachers Placed on Leave for Dragging Student with Autism

Surveillance video shows the two teachers dragging the 7-year-old student, who has autism, to the school office after misbehaving on the playground.

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