Are segregated special education schools more effective than integrated schools?

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools? : NPR

by Deena Prichep – The federal law that governs special education lays out the goals pretty clearly: Students are entitled to an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. But some parents of children with autism feel their local public schools aren’t meeting their kids’ needs. And with autism diagnoses rising, new schools are […]

The Pros and Cons of Mainstreaming in Special Education

Critics claim that by mainstreaming students with disabilities is done to save money.

by Celia Baker – Some say the practice of mainstreaming students with disabilities in regular classrooms is a controversial subject. Some say it benefits all students; others say it’s a cost-cutting trick that denies services. The heroine of Sean Adelman’s new Nancy Drew-style children’s book series is Sam, a middle-grade girl with Down syndrome. “Sam’s Top […]