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A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.
Three teens who dumped urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was participating in the "ice bucket challenge" have been ordered to do community service.
A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age at birth, suggests a new study. Folic acid supplementation has already been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, and it is re…
Extreme weather events, such as El Niño, can have long-lasting effects on health, according to research. The study, in coastal Peru, shows that children born during and after the 1997-98 El Niño have a lower height-for-age than others born before the even…
Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes control their glucose levels, resulting in healthier babies and l…
Artful notes of support and encouragement for parents of children with special needs, suitable for printing and framing or giving.
People often ask parents of kids with special needs if there's anything they can do, without any idea (on either side) of what that might be. Here are ten ideas to consider.
Is watching your child in a holiday program a joy or a jolt? If you're tired of having the worst-behaved elf on the stage, here are some precautions to take the next time the pageant machinery gets rolling.
A setup that mimics early behavioral intervention reverses social and cognitive deficits seen in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.
A new study points to a possible link between inflammation in the womb, brain overgrowth and the behavioral impairments seen in autism.
Rats exposed in utero to the epilepsy drug valproic acid, a risk factor for autism, do not develop autism-like behaviors if they are reared in a stimulating environment. Researchers presented the unpublished findings yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neur…
Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian…
What do you want to be when you grow up? Miserable? Bored? Frustrated? Tired? These likely aren’t the answers we expect to hear from our kids when people ask them the ever present question about their looming futures. People expect firefighter, teacher, a…
As a professional photographer in Bend Oregon I’m constantly asked for advice on how to take photos of kiddos. The category “kiddos” is distinct from newborn and older children and ranges from the age of 1 to about 5 years of age. This article is aimed…
As quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS, QRS, and Tiered QRIS) take hold across states with support from federal agencies via the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge’s high-quality, accountable programs and Preschool Development Grant opportu…
This week, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment released its report Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study with a live event at the New America Foundation. In 1989, th…
In a recent post, Fawn Johnson of the National Journal’s Education Insider asked If everyone wants preschool, why isn’t it growing? What catalyst is needed to dramatically grow preschool enrollment? Why has it stalled? What can state and city governments …