Week in Review - April 21, 2023


April 21, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #16

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Welcome to NASET's WEEK in REVIEW. Here, we provide you with the latest publications from NASET to read and or download, as well as some of the most interesting articles that have happened this week in the field of special education. We hope you enjoy this publication.

Feel free to send us articles for this publication or let us know your thoughts about the WEEK in REVIEW at news@naset.org.

Have a great weekend!


NASET’s Inclusion Series

Manifestation Determination


At specific times, and for certain violations of the student code of conduct, IDEA’s discipline procedures require school systems to conduct what is known as a “manifestation determination review.” The purpose of this review is to determine whether or not the child’s behavior that led to the disciplinary infraction is linked to his or her disability.

Manifestation determinations were first introduced into IDEA with the 1997 amendments. The process has been simplified under IDEA 2004, which now:

• limits the requirement to perform a manifestation determination to removals that constitute a change of placement under IDEA’s disciplinary procedures; and

• does not require a manifestation determination for removals for less than 10 consecutive school days that do not constitute a change in placement.

As the Senate HELP committee observed, what is now required is “a more simplified, common sense procedure for schools to use.” 

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Top Stories of the Week

Many Young Kids with Autism are Kicked Out of Day Care: Study

The ADA Needs an Update for the Digital Era, but Some States are Ahead of the Curve

The Impact of the Pandemic on Child Development

Trends in Facial Emotion Recognition in ADHD Are Conflicting

Preschoolers Prefer to Learn from a Competent Robot than an Incompetent Human

Voters with Disabilities Often Overlooked in Voting Battles

Early Childhood Educator’s Burnout

Congress Weighs Support for College Students with Disabilities


Congratulations to:

?Mary Baker-Hendy, Lauro Esquilona III, Beth Foley, Patsy Ray, Danelle Fugate, Marilou Wake, Joanna Blau, Alisia Lagier, Raegen Miller, Cindi Maurice, Debbie Alford, Patrick Gilbert, Olga Stavro, Alison O'Brian, Brianne Minga, Karen Frantz-Fry, Joann Judge, and Erin Lewis who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

Fill in the Blank(s): Young children who are taught by a teacher of the same _____ as themselves develop better learning and problem-solving skills by the age of seven, new research suggests. The effect was most pronounced in Black and Latinx children, the findings—looking at more than 18,000 pupils across the US—showed. Published in Early Education and Development, the study revealed that if the _____ of children is shared with that of their teachers, the children are more likely to go on to develop better working memory. This is the ability to hold and process information in your mind—a skill that is essential for learning and problem solving. What is the word that fills in the blanks?


This week's trivia question: 

The rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has reached an all-time high, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed. However, it is likely due to improved screening and diagnosis, not an epidemic of new cases, the study suggests. The research suggested that one in how many children had an ASD diagnosis in 2020? (Compared to one in 44 in 2018, according to data collected across 11 states by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network).

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by April 18th, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

Public Health Alert: Natural Contaminants in Drinking Water Linked to Autism

New Cuts May Reduce NYC Education Budget by Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

How an Autism Gene Contributes to Infertility

The Importance of Sport for Children with Disabilities

Bill Would Require More Mental Health Curricula in Nevada Schools

New Technique Details Brainstem’s Response to Sounds

Do Altered Gut Microbes Affect Risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

What’s the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Student Engagement? 3 Insights From Educators

Exploratory Survey Study on Settlement of IDEA Legal Disputes

Simple, quick survey that takes less than 10 minutes. For attorneys, parent advocates, and other third-party neutrals who have participated in at least 8 settlements of IDEA disputes in the past 10 years. Please contact Annie Lockwood at (512) 922-2060 or avlockwood@gmail.com

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* [2023-2024] Dean of Student Supports - Reporting to the Principal, this position will serve as a leader for staff and parents with regard to special education services and regulations. In addition, the Dean of Student Supports will work closely with the Network Director of Special Education and the school-based leadership team to ensure the implementation of special education policies and the integration of student support services. To learn more- Click here

* [2023-2024] High School Dean of Student Supports - The Dean of Student Supports should thoroughly understand state and federal regulations and local policies regarding children with special needs. The candidate should have experience leading IEP Meetings, coaching teachers when writing IEP reports, adhering to all timelines/deadlines, and demonstrating a solution-oriented mindset when working through challenging situations. The Dean of Student Supports should be flexible, self-motivated, a team player, and be able to manage up effectively.To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Special Education Teacher - French and/or English Speaker - Special Education Teachers wanted for grades K through 5, including a French speaking Special Education teacher to support the French immersion theme. Candidates must be eager to work with students of all abilities in a French immersion public school and adapt instruction to students’ interests and needs. To learn more- Click here

* Teacher-Exceptional Student Education - This position encompasses the three standards included in Teacher Professional Expectations in School Board Policy, which are high student achievement, safe learning environment, and effective and efficient operations. To learn more - Click here

* [2023-2024] High School Math Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School Math Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* [2023-2024] High School ELA Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School ELA Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* Autism Resource Specialist - The Autism Resource Specialist assists in identifying and implementing appropriate behavior management and communication systems and occasionally will demonstrate evaluation and teaching procedures on-site in the classroom. The Autism Resource Specialist develops multimedia materials and plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training workshops. To learn more- Click here

* Director of Special Services - The Director of Special Services is responsible for coordinating alignment of materials and resources, instructional program evaluation, personnel management, department professional development, staff scheduling, and effective fiscal management of the Department of Special Services. The Director of Special Services provides leadership to coordinate and supervise the effective delivery of Special Education services Gifted and Talented Services, MultiLingual Learner services , and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher (Sheppard Pratt School- Hunt Valley) - The Sheppard Pratt School - Hunt Valley is a year round special education program that provides educational services to students ages five to 21 with complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders. Sheppard Pratt offers tuition reimbursement as well as offering fast track Standard Professional Certificate in Special Education and Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching programs in partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University. To learn more- Click here

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If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.

John Mayer

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