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June Is Aphasia Awareness Month: Learn About Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Laurie Levy

You may have heard of aphasia if you know someone who has had a stroke or brain injury. In public schools, how can we right the wrongs for children who can't even tell us they are happening?

U.S. DOE Believes Expectations and Testing Cure Disabilities

Peter Greene | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

This is just so stunningly, awesomely dumb, it's hard to take in. Are they that enamored of the magical power of tests? Do they imagine that disabled students are just all faking, or that the specialists who diagnose these various problems are just making stuff up for giggles?

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

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.

Lesson On Islamic Hand Signs Leads To Assault Charge For Virginia Teacher

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

A Virginia elementary school teacher has been charged with simple assault after an Oct. 2 lesson on Islamic hand signs left one student’s hand cut a...

Parents Allege Missouri Bus Driver Used Duct Tape To Restrain Boy

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

The mother of a 5-year-old kindergartner with Asperger’s syndrome filed a police report alleging child abuse after witnesses saw a Chilhowee School ...

WATCH: Kindergartener With Autism Denied School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents

A New Jersey grammar school let a special needs student go hungry instead of contacting his parents over an unpaid bill, according to several reports....

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...

Teen: This Is How My Teacher Abused Me

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Special education teacher Willie Swindle, named 2011 educator of the year in California's North Bay school district, is still teaching in the same cla...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

Teacher Who Allegedly 'Slapped, Squeezed Faces' Of Students Still On The Job

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Jaclyn Ockerman, a special needs teacher for Florida's Lake County Schools, is still in the system, and will stay for at least another month, the Dail...

Principal In Hot Water After Allegedly Calling Student With Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

Dr. David Madden, a high school principal at Oxford Area High School in Oxford, Pa., has been suspended from his position after allegedly calling a s...

Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

The first time you listen to Ryan Rodriguez, Denzel Jackson and Jasmine Latham's music, you might think they sound like any high school band. But the ...

School Allegedly Punished Girl By Seating Her At Special Needs Table

Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

A mother in St. Petersburg, Fla. says that her fourth-grade daughter was punished for misbehaving by being seated with special needs students in her s...

Teen Punished By School After Reporting Student Bullying Of Special Needs Girl

Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

Stormy Rich, an 18-year-old Florida student, says she was punished after reporting bullying of a special needs student on a school bus, and standing u...

Teacher Allegedly Made Special Needs Student Sit In Cardboard Box

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

A state investigation has been opened at Hudson Middle School in Caldwell County, N.C., following allegations that a teacher forced a student with spe...

High School Sports Age Limit Put To Vote

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

GAYLORD, Mich. -- The council that governs high school sports in Michigan recommended Monday that the age limit for sports eligibility be lifted under...

Student With Disability Fights To Play Sports

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- A 19-year-old with Down syndrome took his case for high school sports eligibility to state lawmakers Wednesday, arguing that Michiga...

Special Needs Student Allegedly Died From Teacher's Forced Neck Brace

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Parents of Aaron Hatcher, a former special needs student at Roswell High School in Atlanta, Ga., have filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the distri...

SHOCK: 6th Grader Brutally Beaten While Peers Videotape, Cheer

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

Troubling footage has surfaced of a student with autism being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by t...

School Bus Driver To Stand Trial For Molesting Special Needs Students

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

A school bus driver is sitting in jail Friday awaiting trail on charges of molesting two 11-year old, female, special-needs students. Long-time San...

Teacher's Aide Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Student With Autism

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

LeShawn Hill, a seven-year employee of Boston Public Schools, is accused of "inappropriate conduct" with a nonverbal student with autism this week, Th...

Schools Chief: Response To Special Needs Student Bullied By Teachers 'Fell Short'

AP | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -- The head of a central Ohio school district concedes that administrators "fell short" in responding to complaints that ...

Teacher Faces Sanction For Verbally Abusing Special Needs Student

AP | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

DEPTFORD, N.J. -- A New Jersey teacher faces discipline after being recorded telling a special-needs student that he was a "tard" and responding sarca...

Teacher Threatening Student Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

No one believed 15-year-old Julio Artuz when he said he was being bullied by a teacher at school -- not even his parents. So the special needs stud...