Policy Updates & Resources

Does Our Conception of Disability Rights Need a Reboot?

Is our vision of educating students with disabilities aligned with the demands of the 21st century? The answer to that all important civil rights question changes with time. A satisfactory answer when IDEA was first authorized in 1975 (under the title, Education for All Handicapped Children Act) would certainly not be sufficient today. Nobody would disagree that much has changed both in our conception of disabilities and the demands for success in the 21st century.

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January Policy News Round-Up

A new Congress took office while the government shutdown continued. An effort to reduce restraint and seclusion was rekindled, and two reports – one of hope and one of caution were published. The first month of 2019 has been a lively one in Washington, DC. There’s a new Congress in town and Democrats are preparing … Continue reading January Policy News Round-Up

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New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglas We won’t achieve anything as a community unless we ask and advocate for what we need. This month marks the start of the 116th Congress and a new opportunity for NCLD to speak out for the 1 in 5. … Continue reading New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

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3 Lessons the Phoenix Children’s Museum Taught Me About Personalized Learning

Written by Ace Parsi, Director of Innovation at NCLD

Have you ever had issues you faced in your professional life come crashing directly against your personal beliefs? There are many examples of this throughout history: pacifists who were thrust into carrying out wars and tech executives who wrestled with their lives growing increasingly impersonal. While my profession may be less glamorous—not to say that … Continue reading 3 Lessons the Phoenix Children’s Museum Taught Me About Personalized Learning

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