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The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2023 Schneider Family Book Awards.
When you hear a sound, how do you respond? You might choose to ignore it or investigate its source. This process of using our senses to interpret a situation and respond in a purposeful way is called sensory integration. When these systems don’t synthesize, whether due to a diagnosis like autism or ADHD or to a skills deficit, it can lead to a whole host of learning and behavioral challenges. Studies have found that 1 in every 6 children has sensory processing issues that make it more difficult for them to thrive in school. Read more ›
If you need special supports or accommodations to succeed while you are in high school, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that a well thought-out Individualized Education Program (IEP) be developed and updated yearly.
Once you graduate from high school and begin postsecondary education, you will no longer have an IEP and the IDEA will no longer apply. The laws and types of support you can get will be different. Read more ›
Increasingly, educators are being asked to manage not just the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of their students, but also address mental health challenges and learning differences in the classroom. Read more ›
Online Resource Center for Current and Prospective College Students With Disabilities [web resource]
The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is a federally-funded, national resource for future and current college students and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness. Read more ›
Nearly every college and university in the US has an office on campus that works with students who have disabilities. The office is responsible for making sure that campus classes, programs, buildings and other facilities, and services are accessible to students with disabilities. Read more ›
If you have had the benefit of accommodations through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, you may be wondering if your IEP or 504 plan will still apply after you graduate from high school.
It can be tough for any parent to get the special education services their kids need, but it’s especially tricky for Black and Hispanic parents. Read more ›