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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; White, Sherry; Wiseman, Nicole – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Given that parental participation is such a critical feature of IDEA (20 U.S.C. ยง 1400[c][5][B]), the question of who is a parent often presents a challenge. Specifically, with regard to educational decisions, states may include more options under the definition of a parent than those provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Davis, Kimberly E. Bryant; Hardin, Stacey E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
The work from the University of Central Florida's STEM summer camp (sponsored by Workforce Central Florida) is shared. The camps targeted low-SES schools with a high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch as well as high percentages of students with. Students were given preassessments and postassessments to gauge their knowledge of and…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Careers, STEM Education, Science Experiments
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O'Rourke, Susan L.; Martin, Marie; Brown, Lisa; Bauer, William; Dobbins, Michael; Schaeffer, Alice; Cartin, Donna; Pollard, Carol; Byrne, Daniel – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Adolescents with multiple or severe disabilities often lack access to opportunities available to their typically developing peers, whose in-school friendships are often reinforced through other out-of-school, and sometimes interschool, activities. Limitations to these opportunities can be a result of attending a separate school designed to provide…
Descriptors: Friendship, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wenzel, Christine; Rowley, Laura – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
In a study conducted in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is approximately 1 in 150 people. An increase has also been seen in the number of students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) attending postsecondary education institutions. Because of the rise in numbers of…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Thomas, Lisa B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Professionally, and ultimately legally, the definition of "specific learning disabilities" (SLD) has been "a long-standing source of controversy, conflict, and crisis." Yet students with SLD continue to be more numerous by far than any other group receiving special education services. The long-time controversy concerning the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Eligibility, Learning Disabilities, Laws