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A major standardized test maker is taking steps to make it easier for students with disabilities to access accommodations. The nonprofit ACT, which makes the test of the same name, said it will automatically grant allowable accommodations that are included in students’ existing individualized education programs or 504 plans.
Becca Meyers, one of Team USA's most decorated Paralympians, withdrew from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after her request to bring a personal care assistant was denied. The deaf-blind 26-year-old wanted her mother to serve as her PCA, claiming the alternative was one PCA for all 34 Paralympic swimmers.
More than half of states are falling behind in meeting their responsibilities to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, federal officials say.