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Hoping to harness momentum, disability advocates are pushing Congress to fast-track legislation designed to help kids with autism and other developmental disabilities at risk of wandering.
Even before the curtain went down on the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil was slashing what it intended to spend on the Paralympic Games, the sports competition for athletes with disabilities.
Weight gain is often a downside of taking medication to address autism symptoms, but a new study suggests that a commonly-used drug may counteract this unwanted side effect.
Researchers have identified a potential molecular mechanism through which lead, a pervasive environmental toxin, may harm neural stem cells and neurodevelopment in children.
A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in …
A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention. In…
VATER Syndrome (or VATERL Association) is a set of birth defects which often occur together. Learn more about how this condition affects children.
Learn more about Functional Behavioral Assessments and how they can help improve your child's behavior in the classroom.
Those inspirational videos of kids with special needs tug our hearts, we can't help it. But do they really send the kind of message we want to share?
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…
The 2015 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council’s (IOM & NRC) Transforming the Workforce report highlights the state’s role in creating a pathway for early care and education (ECE) teachers to acquire education and professional developmen…
The economist John Maynard Keynes famously wrote: “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.” Typically, this phrase is cited to support government intervention over waiting for the eventually self-correcting …
Newly released findings from Vanderbilt’s rigorous study of Tennessee’s state-funded pre-K program are a needed tonic for overly optimistic views. No study stands alone, but in the context of the larger literature the Tennessee study is a clear warning ag…