special needs children http://wkyufm.org en Special Needs Kentuckians Eligible for Retroactive Diplomas http://wkyufm.org/post/special-needs-kentuckians-eligible-retroactive-diplomas <p>Kentucky high school graduates with special needs may now request an alternative high school diploma from their local board of education.&nbsp;</p><p>State Senator Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown sponsored legislation last year to give students who finished a modified curriculum an alternative diploma. Until then, they were given only a certificate of attainment.&nbsp;</p><p>Under a change that took effect in January, special needs students who graduated before the law took affect, may now retroactively request an alternative high school diploma.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:17:07 +0000 Lisa Autry 26747 at http://wkyufm.org