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Unequal Access: The Failure of Special Education in Indian Country, Part 1

An ELN investigation has revealed a systemic breakdown

Candy Mink Springs, Okla.—Until Sequoyah Littledeer was almost four, he didn’t speak. As a non-verbal infant and toddler, his parents struggled to understand and interpret their youngest son’s meltdowns as they navigated a disordered minefield of sensory issues. Tastes, textures, clothes, colors and sounds sent him into screaming fits that seemed to come out of nowhere. As he got older, other atypical behaviors also began to emerge, like spending hours organizing forks, spoons and knives...

Unequal Access: The Failure of Special Education in Indian Country, Part 1

An ELN investigation has revealed a systemic breakdown

Candy Mink Springs, Okla.—Until Sequoyah Littledeer was almost four, he didn’t speak. As a non-verbal infant and toddler, his parents struggled to understand and interpret their youngest son’s meltdowns as they navigated a disordered minefield of sensory issues. Tastes, textures, clothes, colors and sounds sent him into screaming fits that...

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