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Feds: Most States Failing To Meet Special Ed Obligations

As Featured on Disabilityscoop.com

As Featured on Disabilityscoop.com
Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.
The U.S. Department of Education says that just 19 states qualified for the “meets requirements” designation for the 2013-2014 school year.The rest of states were classified as “needs assistance” or “needs intervention.”

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015/Author: Levi Project/Number of views (665)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The First Time My Son With Autism Got a Birthday Invite I Didn’t Have to Decline

As Featured on theMighty.com

As Featured on theMighty.com
Timothy has severe autism spectrum disorder. He is also a 7-year-old little boy who loves and plays with all of his heart. He needs a lot of extra help at school and sometimes seems just plain oblivious to what’s happening right underneath his nose.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015/Author: Levi Project/Number of views (1249)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Best Tech Jobs For Individuals With Autism

As Featured on Forbes.com

As Featured on Forbes.com
The transition between adolescent to adult is a difficult process for anyone. It can be even more challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum, especially when it comes to finding a meaningful vocation. As the father of a wonderful 10-year-old boy with autism, much of my time is spent worrying about what opportunities will be available to him once he reaches adulthood. According to some estimates, the unemployment rate for adults on the autism spectrum exceeds 90%.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015/Author: Levi Project/Number of views (936)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Missing link found between brain, immune system -- with major disease implications

As Featured in Medicalnewstoday.com

As Featured in Medicalnewstoday.com
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: Levi Project/Number of views (683)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mothers fight to get pet 'therapeutic' pigs back for children

As Featured on WFTV.COM

As Featured on WFTV.COM
A mother of five said she is trying to get her pot-bellied pigs back after a complaint pushed code enforcement to order the animals removed from her home.
Kyla Ward has several special-needs children, and she says the pigs are therapeutic.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: Levi Project/Number of views (677)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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