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Special Needs Education

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While there is rich cultural diversity in Asian countries, it is not as pronounced or complex as in many Western systems such as the USA and the UK....

The Child, Not the File

Preston Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Preston Smith

As educators, we should have the courage to revisit our approaches to serving all kids, including students with special needs, and be willing to boldly innovate so that we can offer students the support they need to succeed while being challenged.

My Son With Special Needs Taught Me More About Education Than I Learned in 7 Years as a Teacher

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

I can't single-handedly change education in this country, but I can teach my students to think for themselves, embrace their diverse skills, and encourage them to value learning simply for the sake of knowledge, not as some precursor to vocational wealth.

How I Found The Words To Advocate For My Daughter

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

There just isn't a teacher, a doctor or other well-meaning professional who definitively knows what is "best" for my child. As Zoe's mother, I see her as the whole child she is: her spirit, her strengths, her abilities.

A Place Where We All Belong

Amy Brenneman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Amy Brenneman

True special needs schools felt like segregated ghettos, where there was no peer modeling for someone like Charlotte to emulate. But in a typical school, she'd be singled out for being "different," and that label would brand her. Then we found CHIME.

A Zero of a Different Kind

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

There's a little over a month left in the Kickstarter campaign, and the excitement is growing about The Adventures of Zelza Zero & Friends becoming an...

My Activism for Special Needs

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Stuart Chaifetz

Mitt Romney wants to build battleships and cut government spending. That means that Americans with special needs are going to suffer, for the federal government already shamefully underfunds special education.

The More Things Change

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

In the face of ever-advancing technology and seemingly endless budget constraints, all special needs professionals must adhere to our core tenets.

Parents Of Special-Needs Children In Texas Pursue Alternatives To Public School

Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

An increasing number of Texas parents are electing to home school their children with special needs or enroll them in private schools instead of havin...

'I'm Fighting,' Dad Of 3 Special Needs Kids Says

patch | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

Since losing his wife in 2010, a Parsippany father has struggled to give his children what they need and now faces what may be his toughest fight. ...

Children With Special Needs: A Revolutionary Approach Gives New Hope

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Are you a parent to a child with special needs? Have you been trying to help your child do something he or she can't do, or corrected them over and over again to end up with little or no progress?

Are We Being Bankrupted by Our Humanity?

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

Fifty years ago, I watched my parents try to help my developmentally disabled brother. They were told multiple times to dispose of their defective child in an institution. I'm not sure how much less agonizing it is today.

Maryland Mom Killed 13-Year-Old Son, Self, Over School Costs

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Ben Barnhard finally had reason to be optimistic this summer: The 13-year-old shed more than 100 pounds at a rigorous weight-loss academ...

Robotics And Tzedakah: A Creative Approach

Steven Paley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Steven Paley

The obvious question is: What does my engineering and technology background have in common with educating special needs children? Seemingly nothing, except that I care deeply about both.

A Cry for Help

Beth Feldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Feldman

The school's decision about whether to put my son in special education programming has nothing to do with education and everything to do with the bottom line.