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‘Sesame Street’ Character the New Face of Autism Awareness in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

April 5, 2019

Happy Friday! The month of April celebrates World Autism and the advocacy organization Autism Speaks is launching a new public awareness campaign encouraging parents to have their children screened early for autism by including ads that feature Julia, a Sesame Street muppet on the spectrum. In policy news, the president quickly reversed his position on […]

Changes to Medicaid and School Programs Announced by the Florida Department of Education

March 21, 2019

Accelify would like to share the following changes to the School District Administrative Claiming and Medicaid Certified School Match programs recently announced by the Florida Department of Education. If you have any question regarding these changes or would like to learn more about how Accelify can assist your District with maximizing your Medicaid reimbursements, please […]

How Special Education Is a Prime Example of Our Unhealthy ‘Obsession with Conformity’ in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 22, 2019

This week’s round up begins with a look into how special education exemplifies how schools seem to be designed for conformity. They often use behavioral approaches to instruction and intervention for children with disabilities with the intent to reduce “undesirable” behavior and reward and replace those behaviors with more “desirable” ones. In federal news, an […]

Special Education Reform That’s Good for Teachers in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 15, 2019

Happy President’s Day weekend! Our featured story begins with special education best practices that place greater emphasis on teacher time and training, particularly the role of general education. In ed policy news, lawmakers are seeking over $1 billion to address the needs of people with autism, a lawsuit alleges the Denver teacher strike will severely […]

Working with Dually Classified Learners in This Week’s AcceliBEAT

February 8, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year! In this week’s round up, we begin with strategies educators can use to support dually classified learners, who are English Language Learners (ELLs) diagnosed with special needs. In health and ed news, medication paramedics use to reverse opioid overdose are now being added to schools as high school drug abusers is […]