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DC school district fails 3-5 year old children

The nation’s capitol continues to fail to locate children ages three to five eligible for special education services, according to an order released November 16 from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “In the first few years…
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“Target Your Talent” event helps college students with disabilities

More than 75 people gathered at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday to take part in “Target Your Talent”.  An article published in The Day by Lee Howard highlighted that the event was co-sponsored by Pfizer and allowed…
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HUD sues college for not letting student use therapy animal

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska at Kearney on October 11 for refusing to allow a student to keep a dog in her university-owned apartment to support her with her…
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College students with disabilities connect

We Connect Now is an organization and resource for college students with disabilities aiming for higher education and employment opportunities. As their mission states “We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with…
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“No Child Left Behind” revamp worries advocates

Attempts by legislators to reduce the rigorous testing standards of the No Child Child Left Behind Act are raising concerns among disability advocacy groups, many whom feel the legislators could overcompensate and make schools unaccountable for the educational success of…
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Education Department announces millions in new grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced a variety of new grants to support educators for students with disabilities. On September 29, the Education Department announced $11.5 million in grants to educators at colleges nationwide for programs such as “early…
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Neuroscience and the law meet in new dual-degree program

As scientists continue to rapidly expand our knowledge of brain activity, neuroscience is transforming the role of mental activity in the courtroom. In regard to juvenile defenders, for example, a consensus has formed among neuroscientists in recent years that the …
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Computer science program gears to people with disabilities

The Sage Colleges and Excelsior College in Albany, New York are launching a first-of-its-kind online bachelor of arts program, with an emphasis in computer science, in January for people with autism spectrum disorders and people with similar disabilities. Students enrolled…
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Education Department retreats from key change for student borrowers with disabilities

The long-troubled U.S. Department of Education program for repaying student loans of former students who develop disabilities will not begin accepting disability determinations from other federal agencies, reversing a proposed change to the program that followed an extensive investigation into…