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A Convening on Sex Education and Creating Healthy Relationships for DC Youth with Disabilities

Over 100 teachers, parents and community members attended the Convening on Sex Education and Creating Healthy Relationships for DC Youth with Disabilities This event, hosted by DCASE, SchoolTalk and Edlavitch DCJCC attracted representatives from public, charter and nonpublic special education schools and programs gathered at the Edlavitch DCJCC on February 21 to have dynamic discussions […]

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What Drives DC Parents of Students with Disabilities: Fear and Time

“We are losing time on many of our children in the District of Columbia and we need to appropriately and consistently accommodate our children with disabilities and insure a positive learning environment.” With over 65 local education agencies (DCPS and public charters) and over 12,000 students with IEPs, the job of providing an effective special […]

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Support Full Funding of IDEA!

IDEA Full Funding Act Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the IDEA Full Funding Act, which provides mandatory funding that puts the federal government on a 7-year glide path to reach the commitment to provide 40% of the additional cost associated with educating students with special needs.  Currently, the […]

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