Special Education News

MCPER receives $3.2 million federal grant to conduct a randomized controlled trials study on algebra readiness

Feb. 27, 2017

The new four-year project will focus on sixth and seventh grade students who receive daily intensive intervention from their mathematics teachers.

The College of Education Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Oct. 4, 2016

Meet Nathan Clemens, Christian Doabler, and Sepehr Vakil and learn a bit about their research interests and what brought them to The University of Texas at Austin.

A Small World Has Enormous Benefits for Autism Research

Dec. 9, 2015

What started with a letter between two special education professors a world apart has led to a decades-long international collaboration.

New Master’s Degree in Special Education with Teacher Certification

Nov. 18, 2015

UT College of Education’s Top-Ranked Department of Special Education Launches New Master’s in Special Education (High-Incidence Disabilities) with Teacher Certification

Special Education Asst. Professor Toste's opinion piece on Illusion of Inclusion featured on Huffington Post

Nov. 13, 2015

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades.

Vaughn to speak at celebration of 40th anniversary of IDEA - Event to be live streamed

Nov. 5, 2015

MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn will join a panel of national experts presenting at the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in Washington, D.C.

Fragale piece on 'Sesame Street' and autism featured in Star-Telegram

Nov. 3, 2015

Something different happened recently in popular media that we need to see more. A big-time children’s TV show turned a representation of autism from a disability to a difference.