The parents of an autistic student are taking the Palo Alto Unified School District to federal court over its refusal to allow him to be educated at home, as well as other alleged violations of the Individuals with Disabilities …

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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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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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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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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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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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The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is the same among Somali and white children living in Minneapolis, but Somali children tend to develop a more severe form of the developmental disorder, according to a new report released Monday by University …

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Your Name Street Address City, State, Zip Code Daytime telephone number Name of Principal or Special Education Administrator Name of School Street Address City, State, Zip Code Dear (Principal’s or Administrator’s name), I am writing to request that my son/daughter, …

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