The Facts and Figures Behind the Settlement Agreement: Toward Ending the Segregation of Students with Disabilities in New Jersey

While the settlement agreement itself is only 14 pages long, each side of the dispute provided volumes of documents to the court in support of its position. To help prepare their case, the plaintiffs – The Arc of NJ, Disability Rights New Jersey, the Education Law Center, and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network – retained…

Inclusive Education for Autism Varies by State

A recent study published on-line in the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities examined factors other than IQ and severity of autism symptoms which might determine educational placement decisions.  The findings indicate that where a child lives may significantly impact their placement in an inclusive or segregated classroom.  Of the ten least inclusive states…