asbergers Articles
Advocacy, FAPE, ASD Diagnosis, PISA, and Resources
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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SCOTUS AND FAPE. Disability Scoop has published an article on the current status of the US Supreme Court's acceptance of a case involving free and appropriate education. This case is the Colorado case, where parents complained that schools did not offer FAPE to their son with aut... Read more
SAT Accommodations, Parenting, Advocacy, More
Monday, December 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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SAT ACCOMMODATIONS. The College Board, owner of the SAT and other standardized tests, will make it easier for students with disabilities to receive accommodations to take its tests. According to the College Board, "Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who... Read more
Advocacy, Dyslexia, ASD, Parenting, More
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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SOMETHING TO WATCH As the new administration takes shape in Washington, D.C., some observers express concern about the possible U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He would be responsible for "defending and enforcing federal education laws that guarantee students with disa... Read more
Depression, OCD, a Ted Talk, and More
Monday, November 28th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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STARTING ON A HAPPY NOTE, we have three items on depression, a frequent bug-a-boo to 2e kiddosMental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people arthritis and diseases of the diges... Read more
ADHD, Harry Potter Character, Holidays, and More
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by 76Trombones
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UNDERSTOOD offers a blog posting by a writer and disability activist who explains how a character in the Harry Potter series -- Neville Longbottom -- helped her come to grips with her own learning and attention issues, giving numerous examples from the series. If you have a Harry... Read more
ASD, ADHD, Late Diagnoses, More
Monday, November 21st, 2016 by 76Trombones
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WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY supports students on campus who have ASD with the Kelly Autism Program. A member of that program is featured in the lead of a New York Times article about how colleges are supporting these students, with counselors, peer mentors, and more. Find the art... Read more
Depression, Disillusionment -- And Some Resources!
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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DEPRESSION is in the news this week. First, the results of a study indicating that depression is becoming more common in U.S. teens -- but that the proportion of those teens seeking treatment or help for their depression has not changed. Read more. Second, another news outlet's t... Read more
NYC 2e Conference, World Conference, Scholarships, and More
Monday, November 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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2e CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK. Quad Prep and the organization AEGUS Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students have announced the dates for the third annual conference "Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education." The conference will be held March 15-... Read more
NAGC, Anxiety, ASD, Some Events, and More
Friday, November 11th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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NAGC. We attended NAGC's annual convention, this one at Disney World last week. Watch for coverage of 2e-related sessions in the upcoming NovemberDecember issue of 2e Newsletter. NAGC has introduced a new strategic framework, announced at the convention, centered on Minds, Polici... Read more
Texas, Landmark, U of Iowa, DITD
Monday, November 7th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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FOLLOW-UP. Remember how the state of Texas figured that no more than 8.5 percent of its students should be eligible for special ed services They're changed their tune, according to the Houston Chronicle. Even so,"State officials vigorously defended a policy that arbitrarily ... Read more
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