Week in Review - February 10, 2023


February 10, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #6

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Here are the latest articles for this week. We hope you have a great weekend!




NASET’s Special Educator e-Journal

February 2023

Table of Contents


  • Special Education Legal Alert. By Perry A. Zirkel
  • Buzz from the Hub
  • U.S. Department of Education’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” Initiative
  • U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants to Improve Opportunities and Outcomes for Nation's Postsecondary Students
  • U.S. Department of Education Announces $63 Million to Expand Community Schools and Increase Social, Emotional, Mental Health, and Academic Support for Students, Educators, and Families
  • Moving Upstream: Confronting Racism to Open Up Children’s Potential
  • Sensory Processing Issues Explained
  • Supporting the Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Guide to Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
  • Acknowledgements

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Top Stories of the Week

Autism Diagnosis Rates Tripled in Less than Two Decades. What Does that Mean for Schools?

Substance Use Disorders and ADHD: 5 Key Facts and Additional Resources

63% of Educators Consider Leaving Profession

Experts Make the Urgent Case: ‘Child Care is a Public Good’

Unmet Child Care Needs Put $122 Billion Strain on the Economy, Report Finds

10 States Mull Cross-Border Rules to Tackle Teacher Shortage

In West Virginia, a Student’s Story Inspires Legislation on Dyslexia

Budgeting for Brain Development

Navigating Workforce More Challenging for Those with Disabilities, Advocates Say


Congratulations to

Jenifer Womble-Ericson, Eileen Murtha, Laura Larimore, Lauro Esquliona III, Ashlie Johnson, Ellen Kaye, Tracey Christilles, Katrina Snider, Karen Frantz-Fry, Patsy Ray, Amanda Skeen, Alisa Lagier, Cindi Maurice, Marion Frank, Margaret Kullenberg, Joanna Blau, Zenaida Lemus, and Cindy Terebush who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

Always remembering that correlation does not mean “causation", exposure to this commonly used pain reliever in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Children exposed to higher levels of it in the womb were at almost four times the risk of developing autism and it was linked to almost three times the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when they were tested at around nine-years-old. The results come from a study of 996 births in Boston, MA. What is this commonly used pain reliever?


This week's trivia question: This neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. The term comes from the Greek words for “face” and “lack of knowledge.” Depending upon the degree of impairment, some people with this neurological disorder may only have difficulty recognizing familiar faces, while others will be unable to discriminate between unknown faces. Other people may not be able to distinguish a face as being different from an object. Some people are unable to recognize their own faces. What is the name of this neurological disorder?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by February 13th, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

‘Set an Example’: Parents call for Dyslexia Resources in Idaho School District

Ohio to Get $48 million to Boost Kindergarten Readiness, Expand Quality Early Childhood Education and Training

Kansas Offers Stipend to Help Students Recover from COVID-19 Pandemic

Phonics is Critical—But True Literacy Requires More

Autism-Friendly Travel for Families

Early Childhood Sleep Problems Present Risk Factors for Probable ADHD Diagnosis

World’s Largest Clothing Retailer to Double its Disability Employment



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* Early Intervention Special Education Teacher - Early Intervention teachers provide early intervention strategies and supports in the areas of assessment, instruction, and consultation to staff and families of children age birth to three in natural environments as a primary service provider. Early Intervention teachers serve as a liaison with medical and community service providers on behalf of children with disabilities and their families. To learn more- Click here

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* Fellow in Special Education: Specialism in Autism Studies - The Department of Special Education is seeking to fill a full-time, faculty fellow position to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching special education and autism courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The fellow will be assigned to teach five courses per year. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty fellow will be required to engage in scholarship, service to the department and University, professional participation and student advising. To learn more- Click here


Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality.

Angela Duckworth

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