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Archive for 2016

When It Comes To Special Ed, Majority Of States Miss Mark

Federal education officials are calling out more than half of states for failing to meet their obligations under the nation’s special education law. The U.S. Department of Education determined that just 24 states qualified at the “meets requirements” level. The rest of the states were identified as “needs assistance” or “needs intervention” for the 2014-2015…

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Spring and summer is good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable!

This summer, across the state, families will take time to appreciate the beauty and joy of waterways and recreation opportunities. This also makes spring and summer a good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable! The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has recently updated the Drowning Prevention Web page at http://www.dds.ca.gov/Drowning/Index.cfm, and there…

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Written by Nichole On February 8, 2016   In Every Day Life, EncouragementTagged Education, School, See, Never Give Up TO THE TEACHER’S AIDE IN MY SON’S SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM: I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING As the parent of a child with special needs, I cannot help but be an overemotional ball of overprotectiveness most of the time. I have decided that this is…

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Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

by Michelle Diament | July 28, 2015 Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism. In a letter to states, officials from the U.S. Department of Education say they’ve heard that an increasing number of kids on the spectrum may not be receiving services from speech-language pathologists…

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