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Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.
The nation's school district leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on who should pay for a child's private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.
For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.
In light of the recent news that HIV has been detected in the Mississippi baby previously thought to have been cured of the disease, researchers are assessing how to help those born to HIV-infected mothers. These infants around the world are in need of ne…
Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to new research.
Breasts are the strongest symbol of female sexuality and are abundant in the media, on magazines, in adverts and in film. Celebrity breasts are depicted as objects of sexual desire and as a model for everyday women to aspire to. Broadcast images of breast…
Information on accommodations for students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Remember those old paper-bag book covers you used to make to cover your textbooks? If you're a little rusty on on the steps, this quick how-to will bring you up to speed.
Learn more about the aides who help children and teachers in special education classrooms.
Reprogrammed stem cells carry remnants of their previous cell states in the form of chemical cues that alter gene expression, reports a paper published 10 July in Nature. An alternative method that creates so-called nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells p…
Paul H. Patterson, a transformative figure in autism research, died on 25 June. His groundbreaking discoveries advanced novel paradigms in neuroscience and immunology, and introduced concepts that will continue to be developed by researchers worldwide.
Epidemiological 'just-so' stories, which infer causes of autism from general trends in prevalence, are in danger of repeating the mistakes of social Darwinism, says Mayada Elsabbagh.
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 space behind the sofa in our den provided the perfect hiding place when Miss Miller, my kindergarten teacher, stopped by for her September home visit. I was caught off-guard by this “out-of-context” experience, trying to process competing feelings of …
This entry is cross-posted to The National Journal’s Education Insiders blog in response to the prompt “Early Education Polls Well With Republicans, Swing Voters” from Fawn Johnson. The new polling data from the First Five Years Fund are a source …
By Alison May Alison May is a staff coordinator of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Children and Families program. This post originally appeared on June 30th on the blog of NCSL. Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for …