SPED Kids

Legoland Florida Makes Its Site Autism-Friendly

Autism  1 April '17

Autism Awareness Month: Legoland In Florida Introduces Autism-Friendly Amenities

Legoland's launch of its improved autism-friendly park coincides with Autism Awareness Month this April.

After An Autism Diagnosis

Autism  29 March '17

Autism Awareness: What Should Parents Do Next If Their Child Is Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

An autism diagnosis is a good thing because then parents know what they must do to help their child with autism spectrum disorder.

ADHD Medicine Shorten's Height

ADHD  29 March '17

ADHD Medicine Reduces Child's Height, Not Symptoms? New Study Says Medicating Stunts Growth

Dr. James Swanson found no beneficial links to the long-term use of ADHD medicine in one of the biggest and longest studies on the disorder.

People With Autism Have Higher Risk For Injuries, Drowning

Autism  26 March '17

Study: People With Autism Have Higher Risk Of Dying Due To Injuries, Drowning

Experts said enlisting in swimming lessons could help improve the survival skills of people with autism, especially among children.

US Supreme Court Ruled In Favor Of Special Needs Kid

Autism  24 March '17

US Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Special Education Student, Cites SPED Kids Need Higher Curriculum Standards

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said special needs child Endrew F. deserved better education from the Douglas County School District.

Teen Asks Girl With Down Syndrome To Prom

Down Syndrome  22 March '17

HS Senior Asks Teen With Down Syndrome To The Prom, Doritos-Inspired Prom-Posal Goes Viral

Carlie Wittman is Shaedon Wedel's date to the prom at Newton High School in Kansas this April.

Sesame Street

Autism  20 March '17

New 'Sesame Street' Character Just Arrived; Meet Julia, The First Muppet With Autism

"Sesame Street" has added a new character named Julia, the first Muppet with autism.

Stem Cell Therapy For Autism

Autism  20 March '17

Stem Cell Treatment For Autism? Mom And Son With ASD Hoping For Good Results, Experts Raise Concerns

Stem cell therapy for autism aren't clinically approved in the United States, so Sandra Jackson hopes to bring her son in Mexico.

Blood Test For Autism

Autism  17 March '17

Blood Test For Autism Detects Disorder With 98 Percent Accuracy, Research Reveals

Could this research potentially make autism diagnosis cheaper, earlier, faster and simpler?

Teacher Gives Boy A Haircut

Issues  15 March '17

Mom Moves Son To New School After Teacher Cuts His Hair Without Consent

The school board said it was an "unusual practice" and it has a launched an investigation on the incident.

Alabama Lawmakers Deliberate Autism Bill

Autism  13 March '17

Special Needs Insurance Coverage: Alabama Lawmakers, Lobbyists Clash Over Autism Bills

Rep. Jim Patterson filed HB284 in the house, while senators deliberated on SB57. Both bills received strong opposition from lobbyists.

Dalmatians Helped Child With Autism Read

Autism  12 March '17

Child With Autism Overcomes Fear Of Books Thanks To 2 Dalmatians' Help

Keaton Cook's reading companions and therapy dogs are a pair of Dalmatians named Charlie and Dotty.

The Foundation for the Handicapped In New Jersey

SPED Kids  10 March '17

How This Foundation Helps People With Special Needs Without Receiving Federal Grant

New Jersey's Foundation for the Handicapped has been giving jobs, food and other assistance to people with special needs for the last 40 years.

Autism In The Family

Autism  9 March '17

How Do Children Cope When One Sibling Has Autism? A Mother Shares Her Sons' Story

Having a child with special needs is challenging not only for the parents but also for the brother or sister.

Autism And Excess Fluid In The Brain Linked

Autism  7 March '17

Will Your Baby Have Autism? Excess Brain Fluid Might Predict Probability At 6 Months, Study Says

Experts have not yet determined the biological markers for autism but this new research shows promise.

Organ Transplant For People With Autism

Autism  6 March '17

Organ Transplant Discrimination Against People With Autism: The Fight Continues As Bias Still Exist

Did you know that some transplant programs in the United States immediately reject organ recipients who have mental disorders?

Down Syndrome Abortion And Gendercide

Down Syndrome  6 March '17

Why Is Down Syndrome Abortion More Acceptable Than Gendercide Or Aborting Baby Girls?

Pregnant moms should also be aware that baby screenings, especially for genetic disabilities in the fetus, are not 100 percent complete and accurate.

Princess Beatrice Opens Up About Dyslexia

Dyslexia  4 March '17

Dyslexia Struggles: Royal Princess Reveals How Her Parents Helped Her Overcome Reading Disorder

Princess Beatrice, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has been vocal about her struggles with reading as a child.

Jim Parson As Sheldon Cooper In Big Bang Theory

SPED Kids  3 March '17

'The Big Bang Theory' As Asperger's Training Tool? Teacher Told To Watch Sitcom To Help Special Needs Students

In place of specialist training, school workers in Scotland were told they should just observe Sheldon Cooper from the TV show.

Mom Abandons Baby With Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome  2 March '17

Woman Dumps Baby Outside Hospital, Newborn Girl Left In The Cold Naked Has Down Syndrome

Police are now searching for the person responsible for leaving the child and they think she's the mother.

Kids With Disablities

SPED Kids  1 March '17

Kids With Disabilities Or Special Needs In Ads Becoming More Prominent, Thanks To The Mom Who Made It Happen

Katie Driscoll wanted inclusivity for her child with Down syndrome, so she did something about it and it became big in advertising.

Images of Einstein's brain revealed

Autism  28 February '17

Autism And Evolution: Study Finds Links Between Autism, Evolutionary Gene Selection To Make Humans Smarter

Certain human genes that are supposed to help with brain power exist in higher numbers among people with autism.

What is Autism? Do you know the signs?

Autism  24 February '17

Herpes, Autism Link: Moms With Sexually Transmitted Virus Can Double Baby's Autism Risk, Says Study

It should be noted that there is no cure for herpes. Once a person has the disease, the infection can erupt at any time, including during pregnancy.

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