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A Girl Named Ehlena And A Dog Named Wonder Win At U.S. Supreme Court

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easi...

Giphy Adds 2,000 Sign Language GIFs To Its Library

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living

American Sign Language is the main method of communication for Americans who are deaf or hearing impaired. It’s taught in some high schools and univ...

What DeVos Means For Special Education

Aron N. Weinberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Education
Aron N. Weinberg

Based on their track records or stated policy positions, several of President Trump's confirmed and soon-to-be-confirmed cabinet heads will share a rather unique approach to their new positions: They may seek to undercut the mission statements of their own departments.

The Question I Would Like To Ask Betsy DeVos

Mary Hickey | Posted 02.16.2017 | Parents
Mary Hickey

The appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education could not come at a worse time for our family and many others.

Website On Disabilities Act That Tripped Up Betsy DeVos Disappears

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

A Department of Education website explaining the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has vanished. That...

Your Disability Doesn't Disqualify You From Personal Growth

Brian R. King | Posted 02.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Brian R. King

“You have to accept me the way I am.”  This is an important statement in that it reminds us not to get into a relationship with someone with a hi...

9 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Parents

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows with some of her statements during her confirmation hearin...

My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed An Education Under Betsy DeVos

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Phoebe Holmes

The fate of my daughter's education is now up for debate it seems. Not so much what kind of education she should have, but if she's deserving of one. That the possible Secretary of Education wants to leave it up for discussion at some other time is not good enough.

A Special College Graduation for our Special Kids

Rabbi Steve Fox | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Rabbi Steve Fox

There was pomp and circumstance. Hooping and hollering. Fist-pumping and joy-jumping. Last week, my wife and I attended the graduation of our son, A...

ICAN, WE-can, All Fight for ICAN!

Erin Zahradka | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Erin Zahradka

It's one of those feelings you can't quite describe. The support of a community of loving parents, all working towards one, seemingly simple goal of ...

10 Secrets Of Special Education Teachers

The Mighty | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
The Mighty

This question was posed to the special education teachers on The Mighty community on Facebook: “What’s one secret about your job you wish the rest...

School Forms And Preparing My Daughter With Special Needs For The Future

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

It's that time of year again. A few weeks ago I started getting notes home from my daughter's special needs school, first reminding, then begging me, ...

Why Some Kids Are Put In Special Education And Others In Gifted Programs

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Black Voices

When Rachel Fish was a special education teacher in New Mexico some years ago, her students didn’t look the rest of the school. Fish, who taught in ...

Training The Differently Abled For A Brighter Future

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Erandi Palihakkara

India's increasing population of differently abled individuals means that the need for educational and employment resources is apparent now more than ever.

A Survival Kit for Special Needs Parents Entering the School Years

Kathy Radigan | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

As the new school year starts and I watch my three kids get ready to enter grades 12, 8 and 6, I can't help but think of all of the moms and dads with...

Dave Hoppe, Hero for People with Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the attention focused on the Presidential election, it is easy to forget that there are committed professionals working in public service in our ...

Gov. Markell: Hero To People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

It is easy to get depressed about a lack of leadership in America today. However, there are still impactful, caring and successful leaders out there working to make our nation a better place. One of the true heroes is Governor Jack Markell of Delaware.

Maybe My Child Is Gifted. Maybe Not. Maybe It Doesn't Matter.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

I think he's brilliant because he's my child and every parent thinks their child is special in some way, right? Here's the truth -- maybe he is, maybe he isn't, it doesn't really matter either way.

When Your Child Isn't At Grade Level

Shawna Wingert | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

“He is reading at a first grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “H...

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Read More: Aim, Ambition in Motion, Garrett Mintz, Iu, Indiana University, MentorResource.Com, Gallup, Purdue, Great Jobs Great Lives, Brandon Busteed, Mentorship, Mentee, College, Department, University, School, Education, Graduate, Mentor, Mentor Program, College Resource, College Resources, Career Development, College Project, Educational Opportunity, Professional, Professionalism, Vulnerability, Fear of Missing Out, Mentee Program, Mentor Obligation, Generational Strengths, Sharing Knowledge, Leadership Skills, Management Skills, Department Chair, Agriculture (i.e. Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Studies, Natural Resources, Parks, Etc.), Architecture, Biological Sciences (i.e. Biomedical, Botany, Biology, Physiology, Business Accounting, Business Economics, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Finance, Business Information Systems, Business Law and Ethics, Business Management, Business Marketing, Business Other, Business Public Policy, Business Real Estate, Business Sales, Business Supply Chain, Chemistry, Civil Engineering. Communications Other, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Engineering, Economics, Education (i.e. Elementary Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Technology Other, Family and Consumer Sciences (i.e. Human Development, Family Studies, Fashion/ Interior Design, Global Media, Health/Fitness, Hospitality Management, Humanities (i.e. Foreign Languages, Literature, Linguistics, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, History, International Business, Journalism News Reporting, Legal, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Media Advertising, Media Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Sciences (i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Geography, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Media, Visual and Performing Arts (i.e. Dance, Theatre, Music, Art, Mentorresource, Education News
Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

What Good Is A Label?

Dr. Mindy McNeal | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. Mindy McNeal

Without this label, I would have been lost. It was crucial that we created an external environment that had strict restrictions to food access. This meant that everything from school birthday party treats to teacher snack stashes had to be addressed. My school's staff was wonderful and did not even blink when overnight we became a community that celebrated without food.

Why Autism Therapies Are Moving Out Of The Home And Into The Community Center

Lauren Rabin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

For years, people on with Autistic Disorder - or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - have participated in home-based therapy. The concept behind home-bas...

Why Special Education Technology Needs to Go Beyond The Screen

Ladislas de Toldi | Posted 06.14.2016 | Education
Ladislas de Toldi

In today's society, one of the most common misconceptions about children with developmental disorders is that they are mentally deficient. This coul...

Rising for Innovation at the Collaborative: How ARISE Impact is Shaping the World of the Visually Challenged Through Special Education Modules

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Erandi Palihakkara

Founded in 2010 by the vision and mission of Abhishek Syal, ARISE Impact is changing the world as we know it. Act to Rise for Innovation in Special Ed...

Who wants to be a special education teacher?

Dr. Mindy McNeal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
Dr. Mindy McNeal

Not me! Or so I thought in 1973 after visiting a special education classroom as part of a senior high school college visit. My best friend and I had d...