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9-year-old child with autism injured, handcuffed and arrested at school

Roger Parker, Jr., a 9-year-old child with autism, was arrested by police at his Quincy, Illinois, school after he had a “meltdown” during class. School officials at Baldwin South Intermediate School called the police to calm down the little boy after he was escorted from the classroom to a special area.

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Special education law: Why there's a shortage of legal assistance for children with disabilities

There’s no denying that there’s a shortage of legal assistance when it comes to matters concerning children with disabilities. But where does this shortage stem from? Even with special education law being one of the fastest growing fields, there are still very few law schools that offer courses on the subject.