special education http://wkms.org en Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools? http://wkms.org/post/do-autistic-kids-fare-better-integrated-or-specialized-schools The federal law that governs special education lays out the goals pretty clearly: Students are entitled to an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.<p>But some parents of children with autism feel their local public schools aren't meeting their kids' needs. And with autism diagnoses rising, new schools are emerging specifically for autistic children.<p>Some parents see these specialized schools as a godsend. For others, they raise a new set of questions.<p>Carson Ellis' son, Hank, is autistic. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:47:00 +0000 DEENA PRICHEP 41007 at http://wkms.org Senate Bill Proposes "Alternative Diploma" for Special Needs Students http://wkms.org/post/senate-bill-proposes-alternative-diploma-special-needs-students <p>A bill creating an alternative diploma for special needs students is one vote away from becoming law.<br /><br /> Senate Bill 43 would apply different core standards to qualified students who would then earn the alternative diploma. Currently, special needs students in Kentucky receive only a certificate when they graduate.<br /><br /> The bill&rsquo;s sponsor, Senator Dennis Parrett, says he&rsquo;s only trying to fix what he views as a problem.<br /> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:17:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17010 at http://wkms.org Senate Bill Proposes "Alternative Diploma" for Special Needs Students