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IDEA

March 03, 2016

Autism Speaks applauds the Department of Education for its action to address inequality in special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) aims to provide equity in the identification, placement, and discipline of all students with disabilities.

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January 05, 2016

In a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians are urged to advocate for children with disabilities and educate themselves about special education services. The report highlights the important role doctors have in ensuring students with disabilities receive the services they need in all settings, including schools.

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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.

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December 09, 2015

This week President Obama signed S. 1177, or the Every Students Succeeds Act, an elementary and secondary education bill that improves the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which was last reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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November 10, 2015

Autism Speaks would like to hear how the IDEA has made a difference to you!

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