Federal Judge OKs Suit on Behalf of Behaviorally Disabled Students in Oregon

A federal judge has greenlighted legal advocates’ lawsuit seeking to represent all of Oregon’s behaviorally disabled schoolchildren who have allegedly been illegally deprived of their right to full-time schooling. Based on expert testimony presented by the plaintiffs, the case suggests a pattern of local public education agencies sending hundreds or thousands of students with behavioral health problems home early from school, Judge Ann Aiken ruled in U.S.

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In New York, Hundreds of 3-Year-Olds With Disabilities Are on the Brink of Losing Services

Hundreds of New York toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities may lose access to in-home speech, behavioral, occupational and other therapies next week – because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented them from getting the services approved by their local school district. 

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Time Spent on Me Wasn’t Wasted

Ricardo Rodriguez is a 26-year-old San Diego resident and former foster youth who balances a job in tech with volunteer work and entrepreneurial pursuits. Thanks to his relentless drive and support from key sources, his life has turned out far different from previous expectations.


Federal Foster Care-Homelessness Project Continues with New Grant Competition

In 2013, the Administration for Children and Families gave out several million dollars to devise models of intervention for youth who had child welfare involvement and were deemed at risk of homelessness.


Raising Adrian – My Own Experience with FASD in America

The Imprint concludes five-part series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) from Helen Ramaglia, an advocate for foster youth and a member of our Blogger Co-Op. Click here to read Part 1, here to read Part 2, here to read Part 3, and here to read Part 4.


Federal Coordination Needed on Foster Care and Mental Health

by Stephanie Orlando May is recognized as both National Foster Care Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. What most people do not realize is the overlap that often occurs with these populations.