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Britney Spears’ ADHD X Factor Announcement Encourages Parents to Learn New ADHD Coping Techniques

After pop icon Britney Spears revealed her controversial behavior while working for the X Factor, was due to ADHD, child health and behavior site has launched an initiative to help parents open up about the disorder.
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A Letter to Dr. Phil McGraw | TASH

A Letter to Dr. Phil McGraw | TASH | Autism in school age students | Scoop.it

The following is a letter TASH signed on to in response to an episode of the Dr. Phil Show that presented a dangerous and incomplete view of euthanasia inflicted upon individuals with disabilities.


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Special Ed | This American Life

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Stories about people who were told that they're different. Some of them were comfortable with it. Some didn't understand it. And some understood, but didn't like it.
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Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind : NPR

Before Marco Ferreira had an accident that left him in a coma for six weeks, he was known for his sarcasm and quick wit. Kids bugged him.
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Sundance Channel | PUSH GIRLS | Home

Sundance Channel | PUSH GIRLS | Home | Autism in school age students | Scoop.it
Like any sexy, ambitious Hollywood women, Angela, Tiphany, Mia and Auti are four friends who yearn to get the most out of life. But, their lives have taken an unexpected turn.
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CEC | IDEA 2004

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The Improving Education Results for Children with Disabilities Act, which reforms the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), contains many positives for students with disabilities. However, two areas in which the bill is disappointing are its mandates for highly qualified teachers and the lack of full funding provisions. The bill was signed into law on Dec. 3, 2004. It is expected that proposed regulations will be released in the spring and final regulations are anticipated in a year.


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Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside | Video on TED.com

TED Talks "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke.
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Medical debate: Should autism block a man from betting a heart transplant?

Medical debate: Should autism block a man from betting a heart transplant? | Autism in school age students | Scoop.it
Twenty-three-year-old Paul Corby has a bad heart and a flawed mind.
The question before doctors now is whether his mental problems - he has a form of autism - are severe enough to make him a bad candidate for a heart transplant.
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Kids getting more ADHD drugs, fewer antibiotics

The number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, according to a government report out Monday.
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Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants

Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants | Autism in school age students | Scoop.it
At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse stimulants.
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Dr. Phil Deadly Consequences

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Annette says she wants the right to euthanize her severely-disabled children, who are being kept alive only by feeding tubes. What would you do?


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A Mother And Son, And 'The Good Side Of Things' : NPR

Born in 1948 with spina bifida, Dennis McLaughlin was missing several vertebrae and unable to use his legs. His mother, Theresa, was a single mom, working in a paper mill near Portland, Maine. He interviewed her to thank her for how she raised him.
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Charter Schools Discourage Students With Disabilities, U.S. Study Says

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Advocates, lobbyists and celebrities including Bill Cosby are rubbing shoulders in Minneapolis this week to celebrate 20 years of the charter school movement.
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Postsecondary Education and Employment Among Youth With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

CONCLUSIONS: Youth with an ASD have poor postsecondary employment and education outcomes, especially in the first 2 years after high school. Those from lower-income families and those with greater functional impairments are at heightened risk for poor outcomes. Further research is needed to understand how transition planning before high school exit can facilitate a better connection to productive postsecondary activities.


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CEC | IDEA 2004

CEC | IDEA 2004 | Autism in school age students | Scoop.it

The Improving Education Results for Children with Disabilities Act, which reforms the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), contains many positives for students with disabilities. However, two areas in which the bill is disappointing are its mandates for highly qualified teachers and the lack of full funding provisions. The bill was signed into law on Dec. 3, 2004. It is expected that proposed regulations will be released in the spring and final regulations are anticipated in a year.


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