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Calls to Action


January 04, 2016

All students deserve educational opportunities that best prepare them for the next step in life after secondary school, whether it is higher education or a career.

November 25, 2015

It was truly inspirational to watch the community of advocates celebrate the transformation of public education for students with disabilities while remaining committed to the hard work that lies ahead.

November 19, 2015

In observance of the 40th anniversary of IDEA, families across the country have shared how the law has impacted them. This is a blog written by self-advocate, Ron Sandison.

November 17, 2015

Adam Berman reflects on the impact of IDEA on his education and where we go from here to ensure the "successes of children in mainstream public schools not just academic but socially as well."

October 28, 2015

At a congressional briefing hosted by the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education, experts discussed the importance of early intervention for children with autism and Sesame Street’s new character with autism, Julia.

September 28, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education issued joint federal guidance on inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs.

August 31, 2015

The U.S. Department of education recently announced rule changes aimed at monitoring and prioritizing the progress of students with disabilities, including those with autism.

August 17, 2015

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law. The intention of ESEA was to achieve “full educational opportunity” for all students. Today, as Congress considers reauthorizing the ESEA, the disability community has the opportunity to build on the progress made for students with disabilities.