The Best Activities for Special Needs

After-school and weekend activities for children with disabilities can build self-esteem, skills, friendships and a sense of belonging. Interacting in ...

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Discovering age-specific brain changes in autism

New Brain Changes In Autism!

The field of autism research has tried to find a central theory underlying brain changes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study shows that individuals with the disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity, when compared to typically developing (TD) individuals and that these patterns adjust as the individual ages. Read m...

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Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket

Support Your Kids!

Michael Kelley has Down syndrome and autism, and plays basketball at Wichita East High School. He plays basketball for the special needs team and gives it his all every night. His mother, Jolinda, bought a letter jacket so he could have a reminder of his participation. The principal won’t allow him to wear I. This is just another sign of mistreatment towards special ...

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Autism In Pregnancy?

Does Autism Start At Birth?

Did you know that autism begins in pregnancy? Researchers in college analyzed 25 genes of post-mortem brain tissue of children with and without autism. They included genes that serve as biomarkers for brain cell types in different layers of the cortex, genes implicated in autism and several control genes. Building a baby's brain during pregnancy involves cre...

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Autism Rates

Is Autism Increasing?

It seems that the rate in autism is increasing. Yes, this may be sad but it is true. The most recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (referred to as ASD, the most up-to-date name for the neurodevelopment disorder characterized by deficits in social activity a...

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What Is Epilepsy?

Let's Find Out!

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Anyone can develop epilepsy.  Seizures start for the first time in people over age 65 almost as often as it does in children. Seizures in the elderly are often the after effect of othe...

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Cerebral Palsy Advice!

 Stay Positive And Be Motivational!

Cerebral palsy is a general term for a group of permanent, non-progressive movement disorders that cause physical disability, mainly in the areas of body movement. If you have a kid with disability reaches your kid to full potential. Whatever goals your child aspires to, enjoy your child for who she is. Have fun together, in whatever way your child is...

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Approaching One With Special Needs

How Should You Approach Someone?

The process and state of the mind of an individual with special needs is very different from a typical human. Go read more at http: //www.toolsofthemind.org/curriculum/special-needs/...

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Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas Everyone!

It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of "Merry Chris...

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Down Syndrome Treatment

Can it be treated?

People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled chemical pathways in the brain that might be restored with medication. At least two clinical trials are currently studying the effects of such treatments on pe...

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