Special Education Programs
There was a public hearing on December 3rd about a new change to Minnesota's special educations programs because "changes are necessary to satisfy new federal legislation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" according to Minnesota Public Radio. The Star Tribune featured a story about a new charter school that is going to be opening the fall of 2008 for autistic student from sixth to tenth grade. It was interesting that the two different news outlets had information about two slightly different things but both were about special education programs and how there is a need for reform. Many autistic students are placed in the special education program with other students with different needs. Autistic kids need a quiet place to learn with less stimulation.