Month: February 2014

Receiving Testing Accommodations for Learning Disabilities

Many talented, bright high school students have diagnosed — or undiagnosed — learning disabilities. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in seven Americans has some type of disability, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and many

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For special education students, diplomas, jobs increasingly elusive

Four weeks into a medical assistant program at Antonelli College, Nikki Mclendon eagerly took her parents to the college’s student appreciation day. The 20-year-old looked forward to discussing her progress and pre-registering for the next term, but instead received devastating

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VIDEO: Cops Break Special Needs Teen’s Arm On School Bus

A surveillance video shows two cops in Rotterdam, New York breaking the arm of a special needs 16-year-old while trying to remove him from a school bus. In October 2013, Rotterdam Police were called by Mohonasen transportation because the 16-year-old

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