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Children With Autism - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Autism spectrum disorder is up 15 percent, on average, among communities monitored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to an agency report....

Q: How Can I Encourage Balance in My Teen’s Busy Life?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “We knew high school meant a tougher academic workload, but what we didn’t expect was the huge increase in extracurricular activities. My outgoing teen is invited to more social events, sports practices, and after-school clubs than ever before — and, of course, she wants to participate in as many as...

“Tell Me Something Wonderful About My Child”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

As always, Miles comes to today’s IEP meeting. The rest of us are gathered when he arrives — IEP coordinator, counselor, psychologist, social worker, and a few teachers. Miles is six feet tall, broad shouldered. His horn-rimmed glasses and floppy hair make him look older than 15, but his face is nervous. He plops...

“This Blog Post Is About Nothing”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

“As ancestors of the dead prepare the bodies, they offer rice balls to their souls, as sustenance for the journey to the world of fathers.”

There I was, halfway through a lecture on ancient Hindu death rites, wondering how the hell I had fallen so deep into something I disliked so much. Practically speaking, I knew...

Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

Authors: National Public Radio

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)...

ADHD, Sleep, and Me: It’s Complicated

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Sleep should be simple. The sun goes down, your brain and body get sleepy, you go to bed and close your eyes, you drift into slumber. It doesn’t work that way for me, nor anyone I know with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). What I didn’t realize, until over a decade ago, was that sleep problems and ADHD are...

Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Overcome Mommy Overwhelm to Help Myself Improve?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “I’m constantly working on myself as a mom with young children running an at-home daycare. My medication strategy has been largely to run from it and not engage out of fear for how they make my heart race. I’ve been on antidepressants in the past and weaned myself off for pregnancy and post-partum. Now,...

Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Disability Scoop
Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with...

6 Healthy Ways to Respond to Your Child’s Meltdowns

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

ADHD meltdowns are more than just an angry outburst. The tears, flailing limbs, and irrationality are enough to make you wish you had never left the house.

You feel like a failure, and see the judgement in other parents’ eyes. In reality, meltdowns say nothing about your parenting ability. They reflect the nature of ADHD.

B...

Q: How Can We Save Our Son From Himself?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “Our 17-year-old smokes marijuana, sneaks out at night, and argues about everything. He was recently asked to withdraw from a good school for having marijuana in his school bag. He says he hates his mother and is moving out as soon as he can. This child needs saving from himself. What should we, as the parents,...

Study: CBT May Help Children with Autism Better Manage Emotions

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

April 30, 2018

Emotional symptoms — including anxiety, anger, or earth-shattering meltdowns — rank high among the biggest challenges faced by children with autism. At the same time, standard treatment plans typically focus more on social symptoms; they don’t often address emotional challenges head-on. Now, a...