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Amiel And Elise: Friendship beyond Autism

Jaye Watson | Posted 04.18.2017 | Education
Jaye Watson

“You need to cut your fingernails,” he tells her. “They’re pointy.” She knows by now to ignore him. “He goes wherever I go because he like...

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform thos...

Trump's First Full Budget Proposal Will Probably Exclude Our Nation's Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. On the one hand we are c...

Make Free Play A Priority In Your Child's Life

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.12.2017 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Today’s kids are immersed in a laundry list of activities and classes even before they reach school-age. As a parent, you want to give your child th...

Decreasing Inequality Means Increasing Access and Opportunity

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 04.10.2017 | Impact

Imagine an elementary school curriculum that didn’t include reading or math. Imagine if we didn’t teach children how to spell, show them how to te...

8 Reasons Your Kid Should Travel (Without You)

Beth Markley | Posted 04.17.2017 | Parents
Beth Markley

The first time we sent our children on a trip without us (or any other relative), it was to a weeklong camp near a mountain lake. Our sons were ten an...

Twin Cities Woman's Mission To Start Mental Health Conversation Gains Momentum

Sydney Latimer | Posted 04.16.2017 | Impact
Sydney Latimer

***TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses mental illness, depression and suicide. *** “We as people of color need to understand that mental illne...

A Mom's Search for Silver Linings

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.11.2017 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

My daughter was born with an autism spectrum disorder. Two years ago, at 13, she developed a seizure condition. This was not an ideal trajectory. Ther...

SCOTUS Decision A Victory For Students With Disabilities

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Ashley Sizemore, Staff Attorney, Special Education Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found tha...

How to Stop Teens From Fearing Immigrants

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.25.2017 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Immigration is on the rise around the world, according to UN reports. War, starvation, economic hardship, or persecution have forced m...

9 Things I Learned About OCD From My Son

Laurie Gough | Posted 04.07.2017 | Parents
Laurie Gough

Although I used to be a travel writer, I took my most frightening journey only recently, with my family, without ever leaving our small Quebec village...

Why We Don't Light It Up Blue?

Jessica Kidd | Posted 04.04.2017 | Parents
Jessica Kidd

Yesterday was World Autism Day, and many landmarks, government buildings, and porches displayed blue lights. Our home was not one of them. Not a day g...

Girls In DC Are Not Missing--They Are Being Disappeared

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 03.31.2017 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

Co-authored by Neil Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape Recently, the Metropolitan Police Department began using social media to help publici...

Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Is Key To Achieving The SDGs

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.02.2017 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Consider this: As per a study by the World Bank, had the world addressed 90 percent of global unmet need for family planning by 2015, it would have re...

The Real Reason Students Shouldn't Sit In Class

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 03.31.2017 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

A recent article in the New York Times discussed why children should be given opportunities for movement during class. I wholeheartedly agree with thi...

Nevertheless They Persisted

George Heymont | Posted 04.03.2017 | Women
George Heymont

Americans are currently getting a humiliating lesson in ballroom dancing. Not the graceful kind which includes tangos, sambas, waltzes, and jitterbug,...

Trump's Budget Cuts Could Be Deadly For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.06.2017 | Women
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Kim Susser, Director of the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group A confluence of budget cuts proposed by President Trum...

Rob Chasteen-Scheer: From Homeless Teen To Tireless Advocate For Foster Kids

Gays With Kids | Posted 03.30.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids, by Michael Lambert. Rob Chasteen-Scheer overcame years of abuse and homelessness to become a father to four at...

6 Ways To Support Autism Awareness Month This April

Ladislas de Toldi | Posted 03.30.2017 | Parents
Ladislas de Toldi

What is Autism Awareness Month? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate a...

This Brain Difference Could Identify Teens At High Risk for Psychosis

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living

Psychosis typically shows up in adolescence or early adulthood, and around 100,000 young people will experience their first psychotic episode this yea...

Prison Shakespeare Programs Have Dramatic Impact On Inmates

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.30.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis Prison might be the last place you would expect to see a great performance of Shakespeare. But for more than a decade, Marin Sha...

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Change The Course Of A Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living

Damage from childhood lead exposure lasts well into adulthood, according to a four-decade study that found that kids who were exposed to high levels o...

Pediatrician Explains How Doing This One Thing Early Can Change A Child's Life

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.29.2017 | OWN

Reading to your infant or young child is a beautiful bonding experience, but there’s far more happening in these literary moments beyond a parent an...

My Autistic Son Was Bullied By An Adult

Chase Bailey | Posted 03.30.2017 | Parents
Chase Bailey

All bullying is abhorrent, yet there’s something especially diabolical about one who would bully and otherwise abuse those who are the most vulnerab...

Putting Girls’ Education First

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 03.28.2017 | Impact
Bjørn Lomborg

Girls’ education is one of the most powerful things that any nation can invest in, because it creates large and lasting social and economic benefits...