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Wandering May Be Treatable, Study Finds
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Many kids with developmental disabilities have a tendency to wander away from safe places — with potentially tragic consequences — but a new study suggests that it’s possible to mitigate such behavior. By utilizing various behavioral interventions, researchers say...
Ben Affleck To Appear At New Autism Film Festival
By: Jackie Moe Source: Disability Scoop Orange County will shed light on autism in a major way this weekend — the inaugural film festival AutFest “From Spectrum to Screen” will celebrate and bring awareness through films, panel discussions and some heavy star power. Presented at...
How Poverty Changes the Brain
By: Tara Garcia Mathewson Source: The Atlantic You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in someone’s head, is...
What Autism Can Look Like
By: Elizabeth W. Barnes Source: Edutopia While more information than ever is available about autism, there are still prevalent stereotypes: The “Rain Man” stereotype of the severely impacted person with savant skills, and the less severely impacted “Bill Gates” stereotype, a scientifically or mathematically brilliant...
Report Finds ‘Significant’ Decreases in State’s Achievement Gap
By: Jackie Mader Source: The Hechinger Report Mississippi schools saw increases in proficiency rates on state tests in math and reading for students in grades 3-8 over the course of six school years, with “significant decreases” in achievement gaps between racial/ethnic and economic subgroups, according...
Schools Should Start Later to Prevent Accidents, Depression, Scientists Say
By: Josh Hafner Source: USA Today Teenagers’ school days shouldn’t begin before 8:30 a.m., says American Academy of Sleep Medicine, linking early start times to car accidents, depression and poor academic performance. In a position statement published Saturday in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the sleep research...
Arresting and Suspending Students Costs City Millions Each Year, Report Says
By: Ben Chapman Source: NY Daily News Advocates ripped the city for arresting and suspending students in a withering report that claims those policies cost the city millions each year. “The $746 Million a Year School-to-Prison Pipeline” calls for fewer student suspensions and the removal of...
Cocoon-Like Bed Aims To Keep Kids With Special Needs Safe
By: Steve Twedt Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Rose Morris just wanted a safe place for her son Abram to sleep; she ended up building a specialty bed business that’s just earned national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The idea for her enterprise, Abram’s Bed, LLC,...
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