Autism Insurance Reform Passes Michigan Legislature

 A package of three bills aimed at reforming Michigan health care insurance for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has passed the Michigan House of Representatives and is expected to move on to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval, says the Associated Press. A previous version of the bill failed in 2010, but autism coverage has stronger state support now. Here are details. Autism Insurance Reform Passes Michigan Legislature 

Identifying Special Education and Mainstream Students

Comparison is a dangerous word to use with students. It's not a good idea generally to compare kids' skills; it's doubly important to be cautious about measuring students with disabilities with the same stick that we use to measure general education students. It is the old "apples to oranges" scenario. What we can do is to examine all students and decide whether a disability exists and if so, how we can remediate. Read more at Comparing Special Education and Mainstream Students

Free Printable Adult Education Lesson Plans--Dr Seuss Oh the Places You'll Go

On March 2, we celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel. One of the best Seuss legacies is the National Education Association's "Read Across America." Another is his book "Oh the Places You'll Go." It should be required reading for everyone, from one to 112. This book is especially good for special needs and adult education students. Read more at Dr. Seuss's 'Oh the Places You'll Go' Should Be Required Reading 

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