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Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May Delay Diagnosis

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May Delay Diagnosis

First scientific study of compensatory strategies-techniques to camouflage autism-finds that they have positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental...

Troubleshoot Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Many parents find it hard to get the best ADHD accommodations for their child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), and, if they do get them, to make sure that they are being implemented.

Here are fixes for four common problems with an IEP or 504 Plan:

After a month, I realized that the ADHD accommodations my daughter...

Why Won’t Employers Take a Risk on Different Thinkers?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

After graduating from high school, I attempted to join the workforce. It didn’t go well.

At the ripe age of 18, I thought I was ready for the big, bad world. It turns out the big, bad world was not ready for me.

The problem? For starters, I was completely honest.

I have learning disabilities, but I can do any job as well...

Q: My Son Left College, and Now He’s Stuck

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My 19-year-old son is textbook ADHD — not doing chores, messy room, and difficulty problem solving. He has had to leave college twice. He says he cannot concentrate to study, but he can play video games for hours. He is going to be starting therapy soon. How can I help him? My husband just gets angry. He wants...

Q: Will My Child Survive Sleepaway Camp Without Me?

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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

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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?”

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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

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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...