• Companies See High Return on Workers with Autism

    Each weekday, 24-year-old Bertram Nicholls leaves the three-story home he shares with his mother in Washington, D.C., and takes public transportation to his job in northern Virginia. He works for Freddie Mac, the federal home loan mortgage corporation. For the past year, the Marymount University graduate, who holds a Bachelor…

  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

    The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational…

  • How US Supreme Court cases could reshape special education

    In a year without many landmark cases, two cases provide the high court an opportunity to significantly reshape how American schools educate students diagnosed with disabilities.   JANUARY 11, 2017 —While for most Americans there have been few eye-catching cases at the United States Supreme Court this year, for disabled…