Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Happy Friday from ST4K! Today, we have 2 news stories. The first one was published in 2015 and highlights the story of a teenager dealing with autism and puberty. The second story is more recent. In the decision of the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled a school must offer an “individualized education program” reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances. Read, watch, learn, and enjoy!

Watch Full Episodes Online of PBS NewsHour on PBS | Coping with autism and puberty

Alexander Brown swings back and forth on a makeshift hammock bolted to a wooden beam in his living room. The swaying seems to soothe the otherwise uneasy 14-year-old, facing the challenge of dealing with both puberty and autism. Video by Kaiser Health News

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the unanimous opinion in today’s ruling. Andrew Harnik/AP

School districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, “appropriately ambitious” progress, the Supreme Court said Wednesday in an 8-0 ruling. The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.

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