Special Education News

Soyoung Park: Betsy DeVos Attempts to Restore Racial Bias in Special Education

Nov. 16, 2018

In an op-ed for Garnet News, Assistant Professor Soyoung Park discusses the negative ramifications of Betsy DeVos' freeze on Equity in IDEA.

College of Education Faculty and Student Projects Win President’s Awards for Global Learning

Nov. 13, 2018

College of Education faculty and student part of the winning teams for the Africa, East Asia, and Latin American regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.​

Three College Faculty Among Teams Selected for President’s Award for Global Learning

Oct. 18, 2018

Two faculty members from the College of Education, Kevin Cokley and Soyoung Park, are part of the winning teams for the Africa and East Asia regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.

Special Education Faculty and Meadows Center Go Back to the BASICs of Academic Support

Sept. 12, 2018

A team of Special Education faculty and representatives from The Meadows Center have received a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Special Education New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Special Education is joined by Peng Peng.

Toste gets “STAMP” of Approval as a 2018 Provost’s Teaching Fellow

Sept. 6, 2018

Special Education Assistant Professor Jessica Toste will join the 2018 cohort of Provost's Teaching Fellows as the first Special Education fellow.

Sorrells Selected for Admissions and Registration Committee

June 21, 2018

Audrey Sorrells, associate professor of special education, will serve on the Admissions and Registration Committee for the 2018-21 term

Special Education Doctoral Student Elected Texas Council for Learning Disabilities Vice President

May 23, 2018

Nozari’s role for the coming year will involve working with the president to share chief executive responsibilities and mentoring the new members of Texas CLD.

First Cohort of High Incidence Disabilities Master's Students Graduates

April 6, 2018

The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is one of only a handful of colleges to offer this degree.

UT Elementary Faculty Spotlight: Kameron Koeffler, Third-Grade Teacher

For Koeffler, the greatest part teaching third-graders at UT Elementary School is helping Little Longhorns grow into lifelong learners.

Doctoral Student Nataly Lim Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

March 13, 2018

Nataly Lim published her paper Understanding the Linguistic Needs of Diverse Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Some Comments on the Research Literature and Suggestions for Clinician

Special Education Students’ Performance on 2017 BACB Exam Exceeds National Average

Feb. 7, 2018

83% of first-time test takers who qualified for the exam by completing the Department of Special Education Autism and Developmental Disabilities BCBA course sequence passed the BCBA exam.

Powell Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Special Education for Algebra Education

The University of Texas at Austin will receive $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to participate in Project STAIR (Support Teaching of Algebra: Individual Readiness).