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With Blog, Teen with Autism Gains Voice

Disability Scoop
After being nonverbal for years, a teen with autism learned to spell his thoughts one letter at a time. Now, he's working to show the world that...

Celebrities Call For More Inclusive Casting

Disability Scoop
Danny DeVito, Bryan Cranston, Mark Ruffalo and Glenn Close are among dozens of Hollywood insiders pressing the entertainment industry to become more...

Listen to “Conquer Clutter, the ADD Way: 7 Practical Steps to Organizing a Messy House” with Linda Roggli

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “Conquer Clutter, the ADD Way: 7 Practical Steps to Organizing a Messy House” with Linda Roggli

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Listen to “A Parents’ Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)” with Mark Bertin, M.D.

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “A Parents’ Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)” with Mark Bertin, M.D.

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“If He Loses His Joy, Nothing Else Will Matter.”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

School Electives Matter for Self-Esteem, Not Just Skills

About a week after Nick started eighth grade, I bumped into him. Our families had recently become friends at church. We greeted one another, but something about his forced smile triggered my concern.

Nick was usually bright and vivacious. And he was an exceptional artist....

Listen to “Find Your Path: A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different” with Rick Fiery, M.S., MBA

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “Find Your Path: A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different” with Rick Fiery, M.S., MBA

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Listen to “ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction” with Timothy Wilens, M.D.

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction” with Timothy Wilens, M.D.

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Listen to “Life Skills Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation” with Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D.

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “Life Skills Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation” with Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D.

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School Districts Struggle With Special Education Costs

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

For decades, special education advocates have urged the federal government to "fully fund" the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Here are some examples 'ripped from the headlines' of how the funding gap is affecting school districts....

Amtrak Tells Wheelchair Users To Pay $25,000

Disability Scoop
Amtrak is under fire for reportedly telling a group of people with disabilities that it would cost $25,000 for them to travel by train on a route...