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Amid concerns from advocates, a U.S. senator is calling on federal education officials to make information about disability services at the nation's colleges more readily available.
Researchers are warning that more attention needs to be paid to the overall health of adults with autism, with a new study finding them at greater risk for a host of maladies.
Years in the making, the new site serves up the latest developmental disability news with a fresh, clean design that's easier to navigate.
The number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked significantly in recent years, prompting researchers to call for a nationwide ban on the bedding accessory. The findings stem from an analysis by longtime experts on the topic.
Genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development have been discovered by a team of researchers, a finding that may lead to a better understanding of how the most common male genital birth defects arise in humans.
Women with gestational diabetes who consistently and continuously breastfeed from the time of giving birth are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes within two years after delivery, according to a new study.
Definition of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, with links to more information.
A big part of raising awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities is making their stories part of popular culture. Check my list of TV series that have regularly featured characters or performers with special needs, and add a review of these or …
Find daily sites of interest to parents of kids with special needs gathered for you in November 2015. For November 24: IEP SMART goals.
Combining data from different brain scanners can lead to false findings if variation between the machines is not taken into account, according to a new study.
Children with autism who have low brain levels of vasopressin have trouble understanding others people’s thoughts. The findings suggest that boosting the hormone’s levels could improve social functioning in some children with autism.
Translating autism interventions for different cultures is a tricky task. One success story is the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, which has reached at least 20 countries in a dozen languages.
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…
John T. Bruer, Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families, recently wrote about the seductive appeal of brain science in assuring optimal brain development and life-long wellbeing. He noted that “The advocacy li…
The NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook collects data on a variety of topics relating to early childhood, including how states are serving dual language learners. According to Child Trends, nearly 22 percent of U.S. children live in a household that speaks …
José, a preschooler in Mrs. Hardy’s classroom, had never talked in class. He was a dual language learner (DLL), and it was already December. His teacher was participating in our SciMath-DLL professional development project where she had been learnin…