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2013-03-06 10:34:29

Employees with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work and they experience higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, a new UK study has found. Researchers from Cardiff and Plymouth universities found that people with physical or psychological disabilities or long-term illness reported higher rates of 21 types of ill-treatment than other workers did, often from their managers and colleagues. These included being given impossible deadlines and being ignored,...

2012-08-16 23:01:05

LaMarche shares her expertise on the topic of mainstreaming children with special needs into traditional classroom settings. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 Michele LaMarche, BCBA, founder and executive director of Step By Step Academy, a leading provider of integrated behavioral intervention, education, and related services designed to support the ongoing needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), served as a guest speaker this month for a segment on 90.3 WCPN...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. will be hosting a live webinar entitled “Strategies to Increase Beginner Classroom Participation Skills” delivered by Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA, recipient of the coveted 2011 Best Practices Award sponsored by the Ohio Governor´s Council on People with Disabilities. The 120-minute webinar will identify beginner level classroom behaviors that are a must and specific strategies to help achieve these skills for children with autism and other special...

2008-08-18 12:00:45

SAN PABLO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Center Schools today announced it earned the highest rating given by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accrediting organization in recognition of Spectrum's quality programs and commitment to continual improvement. Spectrum operates state-certified schools and several integrated collaborative classrooms on public school campuses that provide special education services to more than 60 school districts in Northern...

2008-08-15 03:00:28

By Morris, Richard J Thompson, Kristin C The research literature has repeatedly demonstrated that there is an overrepresentation of juveniles with disabilities who are incarcerated in short-term and long-term correctional facilities. Despite these findings, special education programs in many juvenile correctional facilities have been shown to be lacking many of the necessary services mandated by federal law. The present article discusses the various legal challenges and difficulties faced...

2008-08-12 09:01:23

Public confidence in America's public schools and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) declined in 2008, according to findings from the second annual national survey by Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University. And, with the presidential election in high gear, Education Next/PEPG survey respondents give a clear edge to Democrats as the party "more likely to improve the nation's schools." Results show that the public is now split over...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Stephanie Loder, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 6--Beginning in September, Ocean County College and Kean University will offer students a master's-level program in school nursing. The first-time program lets nursing students earn a Master of Science in nursing degree in school nursing. The joint program is designed to help area students afford a local college and attain a master's degree, said Virginia Fitzsimons. "School nurses are in great demand," said Fitzsimons, program...

2008-08-05 03:00:39

By Lee, Suk-Hyang Wehmeyer, Michael L; Palmer, Susan B; Soukup, Jane H; Little, Todd D Addressing federal mandates regarding both the delivery of transition services and access to the general education curriculum has been a challenge for secondary special educators. A practice common to both initiatives, however, has been efforts to promote self-determination. This study examined the impact of promoting self- determination as an instructional strategy to examine (a) the relationship between...

2008-07-29 18:00:43

By Sarah Morin, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. Jul. 29--The majority of students with disabilities in Monroe County Community School Corp. are spending most of their school day in regular general education classrooms, a striking contrast from the time when most special education students learned in isolation from other kids their age. While part of that shift is attributed to changes in approach that now emphasize mainstreaming, another important factor is the increase in the...


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