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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate HELP Committee's Markup of the No Child Left Behind Act
The Utah Regional LEND program is tackling the problem of low identification rates for autism in children under 3 years. Within our five-state LEND, one state, Utah, has been part of the CDC/ADDM autism prevalence studies for several years. Although Utah's prevalence rate is always one of the highest, only 33% of children with autism are identified in medical or educational records before age 3. To change this statistic, URLEND trainees worked across organizational and agency boundaries to create a statewide Network for Early Autism Response.
from CCD expressing concerns with the current reauthorization of ESEA
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member Murray of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The letter expresses CCD's desire to have meaningful access to rigorous standards for all students and fully include students with disabilities in our local education system.