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Today, as we recognize the thirty-first anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) have issued a new resource: Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and

While it might yet be too soon to predict the extent to which Covid-19 disrupted students’ learning, what we identified is that disenfranchised students did not receive the services they are entitled to under IDEA during the pandemic. Many districts are still in the process of addressing the challenges and the disruption it created. A

The brain and learning Learning changes the brain by rewiring it. This rewiring causes lead to long-lasting connections but only if these new connections in the brain are used. Those that are not used do not survive and are naturally eliminated. It is not as simple as teachers just handing knowledge over to students. Students

What laws are applicable in Special Education? • The individuals with Disability Act (IDEA) • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) • The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) The purpose of IDEA is to ensure that children with disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Public

To understand autism, we must first understand the brain, the way it develops, and the role it plays in learning. The brain weighs under 3 pounds and is the most complex organ in the body. It is the size of a grapefruit that could easily fit in the palm of your hand. It is divided