A teacher, almost in silhouette, stands in a classroom. She holds out a recycling bin for a young student with long dark hair, wearing a mask, to drop in a paper.
Schools Nationwide Expect Special Ed Teacher Shortages This Fall

Nearly every state reports an expected shortage of teachers trained to meet the needs of students with disabilities for the 2022-23 school year.

A dune crossing at the Delaware Seashore State Park. Just visible below sand are the wooden boards that make up the ramp. Worn wooden handrails line the ramp.
State looking to clean up sand-covered ramps in state parks

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreations has applied to excavate around dune crossing ramps at Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park to address sand accumulation that has made the ramps inaccessible.

Riley Brooker sits on the edge of a fountain. Sunlight glows above over a building and backlights Brooker.. Brooker has feathery shoulder-length mid-tone hair and wears a yellow t-shirt, jeans and glasses.
A Public Feud Over Access and Accommodation

Caltech student Riley Brooker is speaking out about being denied an accommodation based on her chronic health condition. Across the country, higher ed students with disabilities are making their challenges with receiving accommodations public.

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Wearable technology can change autistic people’s lives – if they’re involved in designing it

Emerging technologies that provide biofeedback can assist in the daily lives of people with autism, but a recent study shows that too often, devices are developed without user input.

Brian Heffernan who has Down syndrome, attended Mass Bay Community College, stands outside of the college. Heffernan wears a blue blazer, white shirt and red tie, and a silver Irish crucifix on a chain around the neck.
First-of-its-kind law improves college access for students with autism, intellectual disabilities

Massachusetts has created a pathway for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to take higher education courses despite not earning a standard high school diploma.