Report Roundup

Special Education

"Students With Disabilities: Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition From High School"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Although several federal programs and services are intended to help students with disabilities after they leave high school, those programs aren't coordinated well, making them difficult for students and their families to navigate, a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says.

Services that students can apply for include tutoring, vocational training, and assistive technology. Those come from the federal departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration.

But the different agencies only coordinate their activities to an extent and don't reflect on how effectively they work together, the GAO says.

Vol. 32, Issue 01, Page 5

Published in Print: August 22, 2012, as Special Education
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories