Lisa Macdonald

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What Texas did to its special-education students

An investigation by the Houston Chronicle has revealed that unelected state officials in Texas “arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services” more than a decade ago and then began auditing school districts that did not comply.<p>Their efforts, which started in …

Shifting Trends in Special Education | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In this Fordham Institute paper, analysts examine public data and find that the national proportion of students with disabilities peaked in 2004-05 …

Video games could help kids with autism learn social skills

Searching for a way to help children with autism, researcher Gail Alvares came up with a fairly simple equation.<p>"We like games, we know that kids …

I Just Want To Be My Son’s Mom, Not His Private IEP Case Manager

I just want to be his loving and — yes — often overwhelmed mom.<p><b>By</b> ToughTopics on Understood.org<p>I was on the phone with my editor when the email came through from my teenage son’s school. Glancing at it, I had an immediate reaction. Before I could think, I blurted out an honest, but very rude, …

Words say little about cognitive abilities in autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Nearly half of children with autism who speak few or no words have cognitive skills that far exceed their verbal abilities, according to the largest …

DENIED! Education

The Houston Chronicle published an investigative piece yesterday that everybody, especially followers of this and other autism related resources …

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