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A Few Things to Know About American Sign Language | NPR

Here are a few things to know about American Sign Language from five people who use it every day. “One thing is, daily, we see that hearing people think that...

What Does Federal Law Say about Vouchers and Students With Disabilities?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said schools receiving federal money must follow federal laws, but laws relating to students with disabilities who use vouchers are murky.

Feds Disclose Schools Under Investigation For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier to find out when a school is under investigation for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities.

Angst, the movie

About the Film Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or

Every Child Counts

ACSA’s Student Services and Special Education Council presents this world-class learning event each year, featuring exciting workshops, informative keynotes and opportunities for skill development and networking. The Every Child Counts Symposium is designed for both beginning and veteran educational leaders and focuses on the latest in the field of student services and special education.

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

View full lesson: Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't ...

Autism spectrum disorder & development | Raising Children Network

Here’s all you need on development and children with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD – articles and videos on moods, relationships, puberty and more.

Mood changes & teenagers with autism | Raising Children Network

Teen mood changes might be harder to manage for your child with autism spectrum disorder. Practical strategies to identify and control feelings can help.

Core SEL Competencies

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings. Many educators and researchers are also exploring how best to assess these competencies.

A Family’s Journey in Becoming Autism Research Advocates – Group Therapy Los Angeles

I first came to UCLA as a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology. During my time at UCLA, I learned about advancements in autism, the friendship program, and the latest behavioral interventions. Little did I realize that 20 years later I would come back to UCLA seeking help for my teenager with autism. My son, Eli, who has ASD, participated in the PEERS program for teens in 2017, two years ago, at the age of 13. And my husband and I, along with the other parents of the PEERS group, received our own PEERS education simultaneously. We became Eli’s “social coaches.”

20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Autism 2019 - Best Value Schools

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that affects a whole host of mental processes and can cause significant developmental delays. People with autism may struggle with basic social skills, have trouble communicating, and/or exhibit repetitive or rigid behaviors. However, ASD does not typically affect general intelligence. In fact, some individuals may show superior ...

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

Welcome to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the nation�s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.

The Difference Between Special Education Advocates and Attorneys

What's the difference between a special education advocate and an attorney? Use this chart to find out how advocates and lawyers are different.