The Complexities of Special Education

A recent piece published in The New York Times Magazine covers a current sexual assault court case in New York involving a disabled man and someone who helped him learn alternative communication methods.

The story provides a lot of insight into the history of special education (though not necessarily in formal public school settings) and the complexities that come with teaching people with disabilities to communicate. It also highlights important questions about measuring the intelligence of people with disabilities and the trouble that can come from using traditional methods that aren't catered to the ways they might use to express themselves.

Check it out: