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Police Entrap Autistic Teenager in Drug Sting

An autistic teenager in Temecula, California, was caught up in an undercover drug sting in August 2012. Jesse Snodgrass, new to high school and looking to make friends, unwittingly befriended an undercover police officer who relentlessly pressured him to buy

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“Parenthood” and the charter school dream

“Parenthood’s” Kristina Braverman of Berkeley, CA takes up a cause New Yorkers are becoming all too familiar with This season on “Parenthood,” as a bold and arguably impulsive response to their autistic teenage son’s struggles, fictional parents Adam and Kristina

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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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Ohio parents’ lawsuit accuses teacher of duct-taping girl with disabilities to chair

CINCINNATI — The parents of five physically and mentally disabled children have sued their former teacher, claiming she abused them for months and school officials did nothing to stop it and later tried to cover it up. The parents in

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Special Education Kids Easier Tests Like ‘The Old South,’ Advocate Says

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards and tests as other kids their age? That decades-old question is being revived by a debate in New York. Some advocates charge that a proposed tweak to the state’s

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