School Disability Complaints Hit Record High

Federal education officials are handling a record number of disability-related civil rights complaints in the nation’s schools.

Why “No” May Not Really Mean “No”

As a parent, have you asked the school to help your child only to have the school dismiss or deny your request? What did you do?

Parent Determination Leads to Son's Success with Assistive Technology

My name is Kathy Thompson and my son Jeffrey is a great kid and an excellent athlete. You would think that he doesn’t have a care in the world, except to make the first string on his football or ...

Steep Cuts To Special Education, Disability Programs Loom

By September 17, 2012

Education Department Releases College Cost Data to Empower Families to Make Informed Investments

The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those ...

TC Teacher Develops First-of-Its-Kind Autism Site

By Bob Lovik

Who stole the feelings from the cookie jar?

By Sarah Ward, Staff Writer at Elk Rapids News

Her Power • Her Pride • Her Voice

Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs

Children with disabilities—such as physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Any number of factors— physical vulnerability, social skill challenges, or intolerant environments—may increase the risk. Research suggests that some ...

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service Representatives Available to Help

Do You Know a Child who has Problems in  School due to Disability Related Behaviors?

Survey Shows Parental Support for Mental Health Services in Michigan Schools

A recent survey of Michigan parents provides convincing evidence of parental support for mental health initiatives in school. The survey was a cooperative effort between the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Parent Action for ...

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