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- 05/11/15--08:17: _Better Hearing & Sp...
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- 05/04/16--08:39: _“Why I Teach” — Car...
- 09/01/16--12:22: _Inclusive Education...
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- 10/18/16--08:56: _National Disability...
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- 10/25/16--07:30: _Raising Carly, My C...
- 10/25/16--11:30: _Adventures with Lucas
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- 05/11/15--08:17: Better Hearing & Speech Month 2015: Early Intervention Counts
- 10/05/15--11:00: Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Beyond the Dys in Dyslexia
- 10/06/15--09:59: A Look at the Past and a Vision of the Future—IDEA at 40
- 10/26/15--13:04: Raising Awareness on Specific Learning Disabilities
- 10/30/15--11:23: LD/ADHD Proud to Be: Eye to Eye’s Different Thinkers
- 11/17/15--11:32: Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA
- 05/04/16--08:39: “Why I Teach” — Carissa Barnes, Olivia Enders & Matthew Kirchmann
- 09/21/16--09:44: 10 Million Book Downloads Today Provides a 10x Model for Tomorrow
- 10/18/16--08:56: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- 10/19/16--08:33: “From Hidden Potential to Harvard”
- 10/25/16--07:30: Raising Carly, My Child With A Learning Disability
- 10/25/16--11:30: Adventures with Lucas
- 10/26/16--14:14: To The Mother Who Just Learned Her Child Has Down Syndrome
- 10/28/16--06:32: Baby G — Spreading Awareness
Each May, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) highlights Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) to raise awareness about communication disorders. The 2015 theme is “Early Intervention Counts.” The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) supports states in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families (Part C) and special education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Celebrates Access to the Arts and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 22, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move! series danced into the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the
Guest Author: McKenzie Erickson, Marketing Coordinator at Benetech Dyslexia. It’s a word I’ve heard since the third grade. It was the explanation for why I couldn’t read, why I had to cheat on my weekly spelling tests, and why I felt different. I’ve since come to realize there is more to dyslexia than its disadvantages. When
Guest Author: Jim Stovall, Co-Founder and President, Narrative Television Network As we celebrate and contemplate the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) over the last 40 years, we must consider not only where we are but where we’ve been and, more importantly, where we’re going. The technological breakthroughs and marvels that we experience here
The Youth Transitions Collaborative has developed a video-based campaign “Work Early, Work Often” that highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences in an individual’s transition to adulthood, particularly for young adults with disabilities.
An OSERS guest blog by David Flink, founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Eye to Eye and author of Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities.
This blog was cross posted from HOMEROOM, the official ED.gov Blog, and originally appeared on Medium. Last year I learned about Jade, a dynamic 8th grader who struggled to learn to read when she was in elementary school. In recalling her challenges, Jade described trouble recognizing letters and difficulty linking them together to form sounds.
As the month of October and Learning Disabilities / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (LD / ADHD) Awareness Month draws to a close, I have been thinking a lot about how our teams here at OSERS are strengthened by people who have different skills, different knowledge, and different approaches to problems. We don’t all think alike
A cross-post from ED’s HOMEROOM Blog. This month, our nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), signed by President Gerald Ford. This law represents a landmark civil rights measure that has helped to give all children the opportunity to develop their talents and contribute to their communities. IDEA opened the
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, OSERS would like to celebrate Carissa Barnes, Olivia Enders & Matthew Kirchmann. Read their stories about "Why I Teach."
I want to draw your attention to today’s News Release from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner regarding the importance of inclusive education for all people, including persons with disabilities. Sometimes I think we forget that our shared work to develop more inclusive schools is, in fact, the foundation of peace in our
This is a cross-post from the Benetech Blog. Benetech is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) By Jim Fruchterman, CEO Many years ago I had the wild idea to start a deliberately nonprofit technology company in the heart of Silicon Valley. I knew that technology, when applied for
Blog from OSERS’ Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Janet LaBreck. In recognition of National Disability Employment Month, I would like to share some exciting new opportunities for the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, which is authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 under Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). As you know,
Guest Blog post by Laura A. Schifter At age seven, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. Right after receiving my diagnosis, my parents were told they should not expect much from me and that I would not be successful academically. This assumption came, not from knowing me, not from observing my ability to think, but rather from
Guest Blog post by Caida Mendelsohn In early elementary school, I was aware that I was different from my classmates. I would get pulled out of class to work with and reading specialist. I took longer to finish worksheets in math class. I would stumble over words and make more mistakes than my classmates when reading
A guest Blog post by Karen Laughlin, a parent educator at the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center, the Parenting Training and Information (PTI) Center in North Carolina. In hindsight, I may have been a bit over confident when my third child came along. After all, her older brother and sister were happy kids and great students. Yes,
An OSERS Guest Blog post by Kristina Hartsell, a military spouse who has a son with a diagnosis of ADHD. I am married to an amazing Army man and together, we have an 8-year-old son named Lucas. He is our miracle child who happens to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Asthma, and sensory processing
An OSERS Guest Blog post by Eliana Tardio, a mother with two children with Down syndrome. Ayelen and I was five months pregnant and ready to learn my baby’s gender. All I wanted to know was which would be the best color to paint the walls of his or her room. I didn’t want to know
An OSERS Guest Blog post by Felipe Martinez, a father of a daughter with Down syndrome. We started with 32 week old twins. Throughout that struggle, we had no idea what was yet to come. Eighteen months later Baby G was born. Our world was about to be turned upside down…again. Upon receiving the preliminary diagnosis
“True collaboration requires a lot of trust, but once you build that trust you understand that no one person can be responsible for a child’s progress”. As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) ED interviewed Deborah Dixon, M.A., CCC-SLP, who is American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Director of School Services. Deborah leads ASHA’s schools