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Developmental Disabilities

Neurodiversity Proponents Strongly Object to Viewpoint Diversity

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

Officially, April is National Autism Awareness Month, which directly follows National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Although a...

Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics Recognize Rita Cosby

Jim Luce | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

When special needs exist, they are great -- and it is imperative that great institutions such as Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics exist to assist in their care and nurturing.

John Celock

Jobs For The Disabled Get A New Champion

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The new chairman of the National Governors Association plans to focus his year at the helm on developing ways that states can hel...

Woman Who Abandoned Disabled Child In Out-Of-State Bar Faces No Charges

Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

Tennessee prosecutors have decided not to charge an Algonquin, Ill. woman who abandoned her 19-year-old daughter, who has severe developmental disabil...

Actor Survives Horrific Crash, Proves Doctors Wrong

Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

After a dump truck blindsided his car in a horrific crash, doctors gave Randy Bertisch less than a 1 percent chance of surviving. Twenty-four year...

Are We Being Bankrupted by Our Humanity?

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

Fifty years ago, I watched my parents try to help my developmentally disabled brother. They were told multiple times to dispose of their defective child in an institution. I'm not sure how much less agonizing it is today.

Kia Makarechi

Getting Kids With Disabilities On The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact

It's not uncommon to find scores of Orange County children spending their evenings and weekend mornings playing soccer, baseball or basketball on cour...

Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown: On Budget Cuts and the Lanterman Act

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

What is the point of a Lanterman Act -- which is civil rights legislation for those with developmental disabilities -- if there are no monies to enact and protect these civil rights?

Spread the Word to End the Word

John C. McGinley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John C. McGinley

The R-word demeans a group that is not in a position to defend itself. This is a civil call to integrate a simple change into the way we treat, regard and address the special needs population.