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Student Achievement, Early Ed, Autism, and the Health Bill in this week’s AcceliBEAT
It takes a special approach to teach students who are also homeless. This week we bring you a story featuring an Oklahoma City school that’s doing just that. Outside of Ohlahoma City, how well are schools in the nation’s largest cities serving low-income students? We’ve...
Medicaid Parental Consent – A guide to maximizing the collection of Medicaid parental consent
Collecting Medicaid parental consent is one of the greatest challenges school districts face in claiming Medicaid reimbursement for health-related services provided to students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). When presented with parental consent forms, parents often have concerns about school districts accessing their public...
What Does Federal Law Say about Vouchers and Students With Disabilities – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
This week brought positive news for autism identification, with one study that sheds light on possible environmental factors linked to autism and new brain scan technology shown to accurately predict autism as early as infancy. In other news, with so much talk about vouchers and...
The Latest Research on Student Absenteeism – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
Schools throughout the country are working hard to address chronic absenteeism. This week, we share with you the latest research on what’s working. In other news, individuals with Down syndrome will be represented in a comic book series debuting this summer and we’re really excited...
New features coming to AcceliTRACK!
AcceliTRACK Version 3.7.0.1 is scheduled to be released on May 10th!  We’re released a number of updates and enhancements with this version, including a new Quick Recorder for student activities. The Student Activity Quick Recorder functions just like the Quick Recorder for services and non-student activities, allowing...
Health Bill Puts Medicaid At Risk – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
This week, the federal budget deal included an additional $90 million in special education funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. While the extra funding is certainly something to celebrate, Medicaid cuts included in the health care bill that the House passed on Thursday...
Expensive, Grueling Fights in Store for US Special Education – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
This week brought good news for NYC children and their families, with Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the extension of free full-day PreK programs for all 3-year-olds. But do these programs work? A new report explores that question. In other news, teacher shortages remain a...
What Autism Can Look Like – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
In light of Autism Awareness month, today we bring you a story about how to distinguish common autism behaviors and how to respond to them. In addition, we share findings published in the journal Autism, which suggests behavioral interventions can dramatically reduce elopement in kids...
For Every $1 Spent on SEL, There’s an $11 Return – AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up
A research report out this week suggests that for every $1 spent on social emotional learning (SEL) initiatives, there’s an $11 return on investment, providing further evidence that SEL should be a focus point for schools. In other news, legislation introduced to Congress aims to...
What’s New In Autism Research
This month we light it up blue in celebration of World Autism Month and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of those on the spectrum. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating ASD’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States, research into early detection and...
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