Here are some of the disability news features that I found most interesting from the past week. Please send other suggestions my way!
Disability and Race
“Claim: Minorities Underrepresented in Special Education” (Michelle Diamond)
“More Minority Students Should be in Special Ed, Study Says” (Joy Resmovits)
“Minorities are Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education: Longitudinal Evidence Across Five Disability Conditions” (Paul L. Morgan et. al)
This study, published in Educational Researcher and then featured on Disability Scoop, examines the common assumption that children of color are overrepresented in U.S. special education programs. Surprisingly, the authors found the contrary to be true. I would love to hear more on this topic, as there remains much work to be done on the intersections of disability and race.
“Sowing New Needs in the Garden of Disability Rights Activism” (Emily Ladau)
“No Link Between C-Sections and Autism, Study Says” (Catherine Pearson)
“California Law to Curtail Vaccine Exemptions Clears Hurdle” (Rebecca Plevin)
“California Lawmakers Vote to Remove Vaccine Exemptions for Schoolchildren” (Scott Neuman)
“California Passes Bill to Require Vaccines and Ban Religious Exemptions” (Anna Diamond)