Local CBS station in Dallas/ Fort Worth visited a festive Easter egg hunt designed specifically for kids with disabilities. The video report, posted to YouTube, describes how the eggs make loud beeps so that people with sensory disabilities can find them. The event was organized by local community members and many parents appreciated how the overall tone of the festivities was tailored to accommodate kids with high anxiety.
A new Supreme Court decision could make a major impact on services for students with disabilities. Read more
Universities are implementing more inclusion programs for students with disabilities, like Bergen Community College’s Turning Point program for students with intellectual disabilities or Fairleigh Dickenson’s COMPASS program. Read more
Journalists might find story ideas in three new sets of guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, which provide assistance in interpreting federal civil rights laws governing students with disabilities. Read more
Perkins School for the Blind lists moments of representation in pop culture last year, dissecting different characters and prominent figures. Read more
A new series from the Houston Chronicle exposes problems in special education across the state of Texas. Read more
Federal officials claim Miami University has discriminated against students with disabilities through inadequate services. Read more
While school choice is a major point of contention in this year’s presidential campaign, the practice in action is causing problems for students with intellectual disabilities in Mississippi. Read more
The mother of an 18-year-old man with a learning disability is lobbying New York education officials to make changes to its policies, so her son can receive his high school diploma. Her fight is just one of many, illustrating how parents of those with disabilities often have to advocate their children “get the services they require.” Read more
Three high school seniors from Phoenix, Arizona, took home first place in their division for C-SPAN’s Student Cam 2015 documentary competition. “An IDEA for Tomorrow,” produced by Severiano Romo, Alexis Rainery and Molly Kerwick of the Metropolitan Arts Institute, showcases the single piece of federal legislation governing the education of children with disabilities– IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.