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Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6-12 might have major depressive disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third...

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

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Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be...

Percentage Of Children With ADHD Nearly Doubles

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The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the...

Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films

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People with disabilities remain woefully underrepresented in major Hollywood movies, according to a new analysis....

Federal Disability Policy Office Proposed

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Federal policy is often implemented with little consideration for how it will impact people with disabilities, but that could change under a new...

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On Special Olympics

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With a new exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution is highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with...

Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

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Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go...