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Why Smarter People Are More Likely To Be Mentally Ill

Why Smarter People Are More Likely To Be Mentally Ill | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Although some studies find no correlation between higher intelligence and mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, evidence for the link continues to grow.
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For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications

For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Reed Ball started playing Monopoly with his family at age three—and beat them. In the early 1980s, he was one of the first kids to have a "portable" computer, a 10-kilogram Amstrad PPC512. Reed bro...
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California District Adopts Tablets for Special Education -- THE Journal

California District Adopts Tablets for Special Education -- THE Journal | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
California's Mountain View Whisman School District has deployed 80 tablets to its special education classrooms.
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Childhood experience of family problems affects brain development

Childhood experience of family problems affects brain development | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
New research has revealed that exposure to common family problems during childhood and early adolescence affects brain development, which could lead to mental health issues in later life.
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Employment prospects for young people with learning disabilities

Employment prospects for young people with learning disabilities | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
A roundtable of experts discussed what can be done to encourage young people with learning disabilities to seek employment
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The Autism Project: Autism diagnosis change questioned by York University study | Toronto Star

Researchers surprised to find new autism spectrum disorder criteria mapped out poorly onto kids with existing autism diagnoses.
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Navigating teen years a minefield for those with Asperger's | Toronto Star

Navigating teen years a minefield for those with Asperger's | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Peers who reach out to such kids will gain a loyal friend, says Tony Attwood, sharing his expertise at the Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium.
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The Autism Project: Teens with autism face uncertain fate | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Teens with autism face uncertain fate | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
In the fourth of our six-part series, teens with autism lose any entitlement to government support once they become adults.
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Autism study: First signs don’t appear until after 6 months of age | Toronto Star

Changes in development during early years suggest need for repeated screening
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The Autism Project: iPads ‘speak’ for non-verbal, autistic kids | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: iPads ‘speak’ for non-verbal, autistic kids | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Tablets, using special programs, can "speak" for non-verbal autistic kids. Educators say they're making huge breakthroughs because of technology.
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Autistic children more than three times as likely to run away | Toronto Star

Study shows nearly half of autistic children have run away
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The Autism Project: The odyssey to get your child diagnosed and treated | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: The odyssey to get your child diagnosed and treated | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
In the second of a six-part series, we look at the painful journey parents must travel to get their child diagnosed and treated.
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Star Gets Action: Autism Project: Ontario moves to strengthen autism services | Toronto Star

Star Gets Action: Autism Project: Ontario moves to strengthen autism services | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
After a two-year delay, Ontario creates special panel of experts, recruited by Children and Youth Services Minister Laurel Broten, to study autism.
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What We Have Learned About Gifted Children | Gifted Development Center

What We Have Learned About Gifted Children | Gifted Development Center | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
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10 Resources to Better Understand Dyslexia | Edudemic

10 Resources to Better Understand Dyslexia | Edudemic | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Imagine trying to read a sentence when every other word looks like made-up gibberish. It’s exhausting to read the sentence over and over again, trying to put together the meaning. That one troublesome sentence is followed by another… and another… and another… You know it’s not your fault – it’s the text doesn’t make sense. …
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Autistic children need help, not delays: Editorial | Toronto Star

Autistic children need help, not delays: Editorial  | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Waiting lists for specialized early treatment for autistic children in Ontario destroy opportunities.
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Autistic teens and adults need plain talk on sex | Toronto Star

Autistic teens and adults need plain talk on sex | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
People with autism have a right to safe, healthy sex lives, says American expert at Toronto conference.
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The Autism Project: Streetsville school offers ‘home base’ for autistic teens | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Streetsville school offers ‘home base’ for autistic teens | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Successful high school program for teens with autism could be an Ontario-wide model.
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The Autism Project: Autism research chair will look at bullying | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Autism research chair will look at bullying | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
York University psychologist Jonathan Weiss will get $2 million to spend as a research chair studying mental health issues, includiing the effects of bullying on people with autism spectrum disorder.
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Autism risk linked to father’s age in new study | Toronto Star

A father’s age, not a mother’s, when a baby is conceived is the single largest factor in the risk of passing on new gene mutations to children and may help explain why childhood autism rates are rising, scientists said on Wednesday.
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The Autism Project: In China, private school for autistic children provides hope | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: In China, private school for autistic children provides hope | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
Special programs for autistic children are rare in China. Which is where the Bolin Autism School comes in.
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The Autism Project: Children face up to four-year wait for therapy | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Children face up to four-year wait for therapy | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
The Star surveyed the nine regional centres that manage autism services and found average wait times ranging from one to four years for the only sustained treatment paid for by the province.
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The Autism Project: Study tests early intervention for toddlers showing signs of autism while they wait for assessment | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Study tests early intervention for toddlers showing signs of autism while they wait for assessment | Toronto Star | SpecEd News | Scoop.it
In living rooms and basement playrooms across the GTA, toddlers and their parents are breaking new ground in autism research.
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Mallick: Autistic children born eternally distant from parents, says Andrew Solomon’s new book | Toronto Star

Autistics are just people, but vastly different in ways that can be difficult to fathom.
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