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The Difference Between Supports and Services for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

Supports<p>Services<p>What they are<p>Changes to <i>how</i> and <i>what</i> students learn, aimed at helping them succeed in school. That might mean making progress or …

Special Education

Surprising idea for special education students: Go to college

In Portland and around the country, a generation of children with intellectual disabilities has grown up integrated into their schools and society …

Education

Why Does Special Education Have to Be Special?

Guest post by Dr. Douglas Green<p>Thanks to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act passed in 1975, students who have some kind of identifiable …

Fired special education teacher files lawsuit

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over …

Should more minority kids be in special ed? - Futurity

It is often reported that minority children are overrepresented in special education classrooms. A new study suggests otherwise.

Education

Here Are 15 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Stuff From The Dollar Store.

At some point or another, everyone has seen a fancy home decor catalogue and thought, “wouldn’t that look great in my house” – only to discover that …

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …

As with all public policy issues, it's important to look deeper than the surface.

Are racial minorities over or underrepresented in special education?<p>Until now, most studies have found that they're over-represented, suggesting that …

Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Is It Happening?

My recent article on co-teaching offers a perspective on whether special educators feel they are getting an opportunity to fully use their …

Teaching

In Kids Who Lose Autism Label, Struggles Often Persist

Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they’re no …

Autism

IDEA Applies To 'Twice Exceptional' Students Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services, even if they are cognitively gifted, federal officials say.<p>In a memorandum to …

Education

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Vanessa’s Journey: Empowering Special Education Through Technology

<i>Karla Phillips</i><p>My daughter’s story started like many children born with special needs – doctors telling us not to expect much. I did my research and …

Autism Helper, Special Education and Autism Resources, Communication Skills

In this life skills autism helper packet, you will receive a huge compilation of special education strategies, including behavior management and …

Gov. Cuomo Declares War On Special Education

Back in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans to reform public education which included an overhaul of how we are evaluated. I was quite …

Dating with Asperger’s: A new documentary follows a lonely Aspie’s search for love

Asperger’s syndrome can make dating a challenge, but loneliness proves more a debilitating hurdle in this new film<p><i>This review was written by Matthew Rozsa, who is a high-functioning autistic, and Liskula Cohen, who is not, so that it could incorporate both perspectives.</i><p>There is a universality to …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics

I Am The Wife Who Doesn't Want Sex: Guest Post - Dr. Psych Mom

guest postmarriagesex<p>I Am The Wife Who Doesn’t Want Sex: Guest Post<p>— February 15, 2015<p>0<p>No preamble necessary: awesome response post to this one.<p>I had …

How Autism Relates to Learning and Attention Issues

104Found this helpful<p>104Found this helpful<p>Autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome) are not learning and attention issues. But autism …

Autism

Oklahoma boy dies after pot with explosive hit by bullet | Reuters

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An 8-year-old Oklahoma boy was killed after being struck with shrapnel when a pot containing an explosive blew up after it was shot with a high-powered rifle, a sheriff’s office said on Monday.<p>Two people, including the child and a 22-year-old man, were struck with metal …

Latin America

Opinion: What true love looks like on Wall Street

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Love, the Scriptures teach us, “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all …

13 Signs You’re Not The Marrying Kind

1. You have no idea what your “dream” wedding is. You were never the kind of person who grew up dreaming of your wedding day and you still haven’t …

What your sleep position says about your relationship

13 Ways a Parent Teacher Association Can Help a Student with Special Needs - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the education of students in the United States, …

I Fell In Love With Someone Else’s Relationship

I started substitute teaching in September of last year, around the same time I was going through the ups and downs of my own sudden relationship. It …