Special Education Facing Budget Cuts

A recent survey showed that budget cuts are to blame for increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes for students in special education.  According to Disability Scoop, a survey of more than 1000 parents of kids with disabilities shows that more than 1/2 reported differences in their kids special education services due to budget cuts.  Interestingly, these changes aren’t due to direct changes to an individual education plan (IEP), but from when a class size doubles, or a school district loses federal funding for inclusion specialists.