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Autistic boy, 11, who was banned from becoming a Boy Scout because he was a ‘significant health and safety risk’ wins landmark legal battle

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By Julian Robinson | MailOnline

Thomas Coyne wins ruling after being banned from becoming a Boy Scout

Autistic 11-year-old had spent four years with younger Beavers and Cubs

But parents left ‘shocked’ after being told be would not be allowed to move into Scouts

Claim they were told their son posed a...

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately — and earlier

The Autism News

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By Abby Phillip | The Washington Post

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli than children and adolescents without autism, according to a new study. The findings have the potential to lead to a more objective and accurate diagnostic tools for the...

Win with ADHD: Mark Aro

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Mark Aro, 45, was born in Oregon, and he often fondly remembers his grandparents' farm surrounded by hay fields. "Some force kept me alive," he says of his childhood. "If I imagined or envisioned anything, I did it." That had its perils. Once he jumped from second-story barn rafters into a pile of hay that hid an upright...

Win with ADHD: Donna Beckmann

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Some people throw a big party when they turn 50. Donna Beckmann boarded a jet to Africa and hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Her ADHD made her do it.

"I booked the trip without giving it a lot of thought, other than knowing it would be tough," she says. "Sometimes I don't think things through. I signed up for the...

Win with ADHD: Andrea Bilbow

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Andrea Bilbow admits that she lives in a state of "overwhelm-ness," but that didn't stop her from founding the United Kingdom's first and largest ADHD support organization, for which she was recently awarded the prestigious Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by the Queen of England.

"I'm now an Officer of the...

The LD Link

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Andrew was 10 years old and in the fifth grade when I first evaluated him. He was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade and had been taking medication since that time. Andrew did well in first through third grades. But he struggled through fourth grade, and was having greater academic problems in the fifth grade.

During my...

Think Yourself Happy

ADDitude.com

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Most children and adults with ADHD have lots of negative thoughts. These thoughts come from many places. Some come from what other people have told them about themselves — "You're no good!" "Why can't you ever listen?" Others originate from experiences in which they are frustrated at home or at work. A person thinks, "I'm s...

You Can Be the Decider

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"Do something!" the distraught mother yelled as her child, who had been hit by a car, lay in the road. Jack heard the screams, jumped over the fence in his backyard, and ran to the accident. He dialed 911 on his cell phone while his free hand ripped his T-shirt off. Kneeling next to the child, he handed his phone to someone...

What Would You Like Your Child to Achieve at School?

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ADDitude asked: "What would you like your child to learn in the new school year?"

Cursive, so his thoughts can get from mind to page quicker. — Robert, Georgia

How to interact with his teachers and peers. My son will turn 13 soon, and because of his normal teenage awkwardness, he needs to fine-tune his social skills. I watch...

ADDitude Summer Vacations ADHD Medication Survey

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