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Special education costs add up for parents, schools as federal law remains underfunded

Jun 22, 2018
For the first time, schools are legally required to make special education meaningful. But they've been given no additional money to make it happen.
[Image Description: Numerous toys are spread across a child’s playground. The ground is sandy. A pink children’s seat is in the middle of the image, with a yellow toy truck and multi-colored doll house behind it. In the background is a blue set of benches.]

Mind the gap: Navigating the transition from pediatric to adult health care

Jun 22, 2018
Getting the right health care once you outgrow your pediatrician can be tricky if you have a disability.
[Image description: A wide shot of a doctor’s office in San Francisco. On the left, a patient in a gown sits on an examination bed while the doctor checks her breathing with a stethoscope. The patient has short brown hair and is sitting with her hands clasped in her lap. On the right, there is a set of counters, with various medical equipment laid across the surface.]
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In a tight labor market, people with disabilities find more work

Jun 22, 2018
Unemployment for workers with disabilities has fallen by nearly half since 2011.
A view of Samrawit Biyazin, a Portland State University graduate who has been blind since she was a child in Ethiopia. She said that “coming here, I realized that blind people can study anything they want, so I said to myself, 'I’m going to try to study something math-oriented, number-oriented.'"
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