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9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

November 30, 2017

There are many types of learning disabilities When you hear about learning disabilities, you probably think of school children having...

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4 Star Chicagoan: Gyrls in the H.O.O.D. | Ombudsman Chicago (VIDEO)

October 12, 2017

On Windy City Live’s news segment, “4 Star Chicagoan”, Ombudsman Chicago was mentioned by one of our community partners. Chez...

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Tips on Avoiding a Dropout Dilemma

October 2, 2017

In the United States, 7,000 high school students drop out every day. That’s more than two kids per minute. In...

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Pre-K Learning Support: Getting Help for Very Young Children

September 18, 2017

It can be hard to be a parent – especially of young children.  I remember worrying over my two girls...

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House committee advances plan to restore some Medicaid funding

July 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Parents of kids affected by Medicaid therapy rate cuts are holding out hope state lawmakers will step...

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Betsy DeVos, Unlikely Champion for Special Education

July 26, 2017

On July 17, 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first speech on special education, six months to the day...

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Teaching Students with Autism

We Know Ways to Teach Kids With Autism. Most schools just don’t use them.

July 13, 2017

There’s no single way to teach children with autism. Regardless of which method a school adopts, though, it’s no mystery...

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Five Ombudsman Chicago Grads Receive College Scholarships

June 24, 2017

Five members of Ombudsman Chicago’s class of 2017 earned $221,000 in college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $80,000 and were...

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Tested in 2017: 20-year-old grad wants to ‘keep moving forward’ (Sioux Falls)

June 23, 2017

At 16, Elio Cortez was ready to drop out of high school. He was a year behind academically, and he...

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A Portable IEP for Military Children

May 18, 2017

Each branch of the military has a program that considers the services needed for a child with special needs when...

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