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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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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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New Book: ‘How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA’

May 17, 2017

There’s no question that a new presidency and appointment to the role of Secretary of Education has the future of...

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Border Dilemma: Parents Can’t See Triplets Graduate

May 16, 2017

U. S. born children whose parents have been deported or voluntarily returned to their country of origin face an uncertain...

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