Special Education

Autism Education Options Changing In Minneapolis Public Schoolsinneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.
Report Examines Restraints, Seclusion In SchoolsA new Senate committee report suggests Minnesota parents have little legal recourse if their children are unjustly restrained or secluded in schools. The report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was released Wednesday.
Season Of Hope: A Reunion In LitchfieldOn Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it's our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s "Season of Hope," we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.
Special Education Costs Vex Minn. School DistrictsMinnesota's legislative auditor says fast-rising special education costs are hampering the ability of school districts to reach other education goals, such as reducing class sizes.
Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Molesting ChildrenA special education teacher at a La Crescent school is charged with molesting children after he was confronted by his students.
Dayton Travels To St. Cloud To Discuss The BudgetGov. Mark Dayton is on the road to tell his side of the budget impasse with Republican lawmakers that has led to a state government shutdown.
Best Tips For Special Needs Families In The Twin CitiesHaving a child is a significant undertaking, and that can be doubly true for parents of children with special needs. Whether it is education, family strategies, health care or conditions in the home, everything is different. There isn't an instruction manual. Here are some resources from people who've helped other families overcome those challenges.