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Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective. In a small pilot study, researchers found that activity in...
New National Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Early-Childhood Education
By: Marva Hinton Source: Education Week The First Five Years Fund’s 2017 national poll found support on the left and right from American voters for making quality early-childhood education more affordable, with 97 percent of Democrats in favor compared to 85 percent of independents and...
Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms
By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on. The U.S. Senate is barreling toward a vote on legislation to repeal...
New Study Reveals Cities Where Low-Income Students Are Doing Best
By: Mike Elsen-Rooney Source: The Hechinger Report When it comes to educating students from urban low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. And it’s one you might not expect. Texas cities were top performers on a new measure designed to compare...
A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children’s Lives
By: Katie Hayes Luke Source: NPR Ed On the last day of school, the fifth grade students at Positive Tomorrows perform last-minute rehearsals for the inaugural “Classy Awards.” Teachers, parents and mentors file into the classroom through a doorway pasted with dangling gold stars, along...
Portland Teen with Autism Will Make Trip to United Nations After All
By: Grant Butler Source: Oregon Live After months of whirlwind emotions, a Portland teen who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go on the trip after...
Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds
By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests. The odds of a child developing autism increased 34 percent in women who came down with a fever...
Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut. Morgan’s Inspiration Island will open Saturday in San Antonio. The $17 million water park...
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