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Q: Will My Child Survive Sleepaway Camp Without Me?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My son is going to summer camp for the first time without me there as a leader. What are the best tips and techniques for packing, getting him organized, and keeping him on track away from home?” –MamaBear27 


Hi Mamabear27:

My son, who was disorganized and had a hard time keep track of his stuff due to...

Theater Turns Away Moviegoers With Special Needs

Disability Scoop
When a group of kids with special needs was turned away from a Regal movie theater, they were told it was because the movie was oversold but later...

Adulting Is the Worst

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

About three weeks ago, we sold Laurie’s van and bought a new one. The one we sold had broken down one too many times, so we decided to trade up while it was still running.

Large purchases like these give me anxiety for weeks – both before and after signing on the dotted line. By the time I’d made peace with...

“Why Was I Ever Afraid to Reveal My Daughter’s ADHD?”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I remember the day I finally broke the silence about my daughter’s attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) and told my neighborhood mom’s group. When my husband and I first moved into the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, I was excited to meet other 30-something moms there.

“This neighborhood has built-in...

Volunteers To Help Parents At IEP Meetings

Disability Scoop
A disability rights organization plans to train volunteers who will attend IEP meetings with parents and help them advocate for including their...

What to Know about Guanfacine for the Treatment of ADHD

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

What to Know about Guanfacine for the Treatment of ADHD

Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that typically develops in children but can also occur in adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in...

Processed Foods and Effect on Developing Fetus' Brain: Autism Link?

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Processed Foods and Effect on Developing Fetus' Brain: Autism Link?

With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day. UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant...

Now is the Time to Think About Workplace Accommodations

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

As advocates, our goal is to prepare our children with special needs for further education, employment, and independent living.  For many of our students, successful employment may be contingent upon implementation of workplace accommodations.  But how do we know which accommodations will be helpful, or...

Researchers Deliver a New Understanding into a Common Cause of Syndromic Autism

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Researchers Deliver a New Understanding into a Common Cause of Syndromic Autism

Australian and Chilean scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism-and they hope their work could one day lead to the development of treatments...

How Beto O'Rourke Handled a Question About Charter Schools: Carefully

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, participated in an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Miami as part of the union's ongoing public forums featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates....

Reaching and Grasping: Learning Fine Motor Coordination Changes the Brain

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Reaching and Grasping: Learning Fine Motor Coordination Changes the Brain

When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. In other words, this action brings about changes in the connections of a certain neuronal population in the red nucleus, a region of the...

Dietary Supplements Linked with Severe Health Events in Children, Young Adults

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Dietary Supplements Linked with Severe Health Events in Children, Young Adults

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins,...