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Document Number: 5041

Homelessness and Students with Disabilities: Educational Rights and Challenges - Though evidence points to a high prevalence of disabilities among homeless children, many children experiencing homelessness do not receive the special education services to which they are entitled. The authors discuss the unique obstacles homeless children face in being identified for and receiving special education services, and provide policy recommendations to remedy the situation. (Terry L. Jackson, Quick Turn Around, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, January 2004)...

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