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Learning Disabilities

I Suffered With ADHD As A Child And Wasn't Diagnosed Until I Was 27 Years Old

Daryl Deino | Posted 03.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Daryl Deino

ADHD is real, and I am a real living example. I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until I was an adult who was teaching kids with ADHD. My family could att...

My Kindergarten Teacher Almost Ruined "Feminism" for Me

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.07.2017 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

As a young child, I had mixed reactions to the concept of feminism. While I always futuristically envisioned myself as an accomplished working woman l...

Artist's Stunning Photos Shatter Misconceptions About Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Ceridwen Hughes, a photographer from North Wales, wants the world to view disabilities differently. In an effort to change people’s perspectives, sh...

These Young Gay Dads Set An Example For Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Gays With Kids | Posted 03.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids. Many of us gay men became dads somewhat later in life. When we were younger perhaps our priorities lay elsewh...

People With ADHD Have Different Brains

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living

The largest-ever brain imaging study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has led scientists to say the condition should be considered a neurol...

Giphy Adds 2,000 Sign Language GIFs To Its Library

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living

American Sign Language is the main method of communication for Americans who are deaf or hearing impaired. It’s taught in some high schools and univ...

Your Disability Doesn't Disqualify You From Personal Growth

Brian R. King | Posted 02.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Brian R. King

“You have to accept me the way I am.”  This is an important statement in that it reminds us not to get into a relationship with someone with a hi...

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheime...

Giving Murderers The Willed-For Option Of “Death”

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Putting aside the noxious views of white supremacists, Dylann Roof is as unsympathetic a defendant in the United States as there is. That he has now b...

My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed An Education Under Betsy DeVos

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Phoebe Holmes

The fate of my daughter's education is now up for debate it seems. Not so much what kind of education she should have, but if she's deserving of one. That the possible Secretary of Education wants to leave it up for discussion at some other time is not good enough.

My Advice to Parents of Atypical Children

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

“I remember being so curious about your condition in high school, but too sheepish to ask you. You inspired many investigative diagnostic queries in...

The Racial Achievement Gap Can't Close Without Prison Reform, Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.19.2016 | Black Voices

Mass incarceration is taking a huge toll on black students in this country. A new report by the Economic Policy Institution (EPI) found that the “di...

Sometimes Self Censoring Is The Right Thing To Do As A Parenting Writer

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Forming a community of parents, writing about our agonizing moments of self-doubt and shame when we lose it and scream back at our screamers, allow us to feel less alone during the isolating and terrifying journey of raising babies and young kids.

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

When Your Child Isn't At Grade Level

Shawna Wingert | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

“He is reading at a first grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “H...

When School Is An Emotional Prison

Judy Silk | Posted 08.08.2016 | Education
Judy Silk

My 16-year-old daughter is trapped in a world where she feels that all that matters is school, and all that matters after school is homework. If you don't do homework, or don't do it on time or well, down goes the grade.

Peer Mentoring -- Strengthening The ADHD Community

Grace Friedman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Teen
Grace Friedman

Have you heard this story? This girl is walking down the street when she falls in a hole. The walls are so steep she can't get out. A doctor pass...

Stop Suspending Our Kids

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

Recently the San Francisco Examiner reported that in the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities made up 11% of the high school student popu...

Learning Disabilities: Telling a New Story

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Todd Kestin

I was diagnosed with a learning disability in first grade, and every day for ten years after I struggled in every way imaginable.

"I'm Kind Of Busy Now"

Gina Badalaty | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Gina Badalaty

Dealing with a bit of teen attitude is easy compared to some of the complexities that come with raising kids that have special needs. There was no mystery about what she meant, no hidden "wants" I had to unlock, no misunderstandings about her motivation. She simply didn't want to help.

The Inclusion Project: Ability Reveals Itself

Brad Hopton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brad Hopton

On Monday, June 6, PwC is hosting the first Inclusion Project, an innovative business gathering of senior executives and thought leaders committed to ...

How Does the Magic Happen? Preparing America's Teachers to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

Like so many policies meant to revolutionize American education, there are often unforeseen hurdles. While the READ Act will support new research, we need to begin reevaluating and prioritizing this knowledge in our teacher education programs.

Inclusive Classrooms Benefit All Children

Paras Shah | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Paras Shah

Every child, regardless of disability, has the right to attend a quality, inclusive school on an equal basis with others. Until that right is realized, we continue to fail inside and outside the classroom.

Mom, I Missed All But One

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

John is a homeschooled senior in high school. He takes dual credit courses at the University near our home. It's not been easy. As he nears graduation he's decided, he would like to join the Navy and in the Navy, he's interested in being a first responder.

Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine

Vidcode | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education

Learning to code is become increasingly prevalent in school curriculum's. From after-school clubs to dedicated class periods, coding and computer scie...