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States Struggle and Innovate to Handle Education for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Delays

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 10:00


As the number of children with autism who need to be educated increases, so do struggles and innovations by the various states. This article provides some creative ways that parents, school districts, and states are working to ensure that kids with developmental delays are not left out of the education system.

Everyone seems to agree that there are shortfalls and huge expenses for special education; however, the bottom line is that everyone be allowed to reach his full potential. Some of the programs highlighted include: New Jersey’s Search Day Program, Florida’s McKay Scholarship Program, and University of Kansas’ Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE). CETE just received a federal grant to develop a learning assessment tool that will help teachers identify exactly what skills each child need. Dr. Neal Kingston of CETE explains, “So when a student needs remediation, we can be as diagnostic and prescriptive as a physician can be.”

Read original article: In Special-Education System, Innovation Leading the Way

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