Tag Archives: students with disabilities

What are Disability Studies?

Disability studies is a broad term that the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington describes as “an academic discipline that approaches disability from an interdisciplinary perspective and uses multiple theories to define disability and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Grim statistics show city still failing to evaluate, serve many students with disabilities (Chalkbeat New York) Newly released data show that New York City is struggling to monitor and provide services to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as Blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired students (New York Daily News) New York City education officials have shelved a $30 … Continue reading

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Welcome to Senior Year: Preparing for Transition

Between pool parties and trips to the beach, you may have noticed that back-to-school commercials have started popping up on TV and online. In a few short weeks, students will be heading back to school and families are getting ready! … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1

Human Interest: The kids who beat autism (The New York Times Magazine) No one has figured out what happens inside the brains of people who had autism but no longer do – whether, for example their brains were different from … Continue reading

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OSERS Announces New Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition

A new opportunity from the Department of Education: The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is excited to announce a new competition – The National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 26 – Friday, May 30

Policy: Deal in Congress would discourage sheltered workshops (Disability Scoop) Many individuals in special education leave high school and are referred directly to sheltered workshops with less than minimum pay. Under Section 511 of the Workforce Investment Act, currently before … Continue reading

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Looking at the Workforce Recruitment Program

What is the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)? WRP is managed by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the US Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO), as well as other … Continue reading

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Web Session on Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

The Great Plains ADA Center, in collaboration with the Inclusive Fitness Coalition, will hold an ADA Audio Conference Series session in response to The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights guidance measure that addressed the rights of children with … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Given a Fair Shot at Athletics

Student athletes everywhere can chalk up another point in the win column as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has successfully issued a guidance measure that addresses the rights of children with disabilities to participate in school … Continue reading

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