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For Students With Disabilities, Quality Of Education Can Depend On ZIP Code
The law says these students deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.
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Special Education’s Hidden Racial Gap
Across the country, black and Latino children with special needs are far less likely to graduate than their white peers.
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When The Scars Of A Mass Shooting Aren't Left By Bullets
Americans who live through mass shootings often need extensive mental health treatment. Charity can't pay for it all.
The Low Number Of Students With Disabilities Graduating From College Is A Crisis
How better soft skills might boost low college persistence and employment rates.
Far From The Tree: A Documentary Review
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Medical editor, mental health for The HuffPost
Trevor, a seemingly normal adolescent, age 16, one morning went to a nearby woods, captured and brutally killed a child half
Almost All Students With Disabilities Are Capable Of Graduating. Here's Why They Don't.
Our education system is failing students with special needs.
Illustration by Jonathan Shin
The Budget Resolution Is Devastating For The Bisexual Community
Bisexual people are statistically lower income and more likely to have a disability.
It’s High Time We Research Medical Marijuana
Sen. Orrin Hatch
Senior Senator for the state of Utah
The benefits of medicinal cannabis are clear and the federal government shouldn't interfere with Americans receiving vital treatment for chronic illness.
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The More We Learn About CTE, The Harder It Is For Football To Stay The Same
It's clear something has to change. But what?
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The Infuriating Reason Doctors Are Afraid To Get Mental Health Help
There are steps we can take to curb doctors' high suicide rates.
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Two Mothers Open Up About What Happens When Kids With Autism Grow Up
Moms from Los Angeles and small-town Indiana share their parenting journeys.
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My Journey With Asperger's And My Gender Transition
woman with Asperger's
As I was grappling with the idea that I was different from other children, I was also beginning to question the male gender I was born into.
Many Women With Disabilities Don't Get Screened For Cancer As Much As They Should
Vision impairment, lack of access to a car and mobility problems were linked to lower rates of cancer screening.
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The New GOP Health Care Bill Would Be Devastating To People With HIV
This bill would jeopardize efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
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A Moral Duty To Abort
It’s easy to see where the letter-writer got his ideas from. Several national newspapers have published top 10 lists of “most
What It's Like To Support A Sibling With A Mental Illness
Experts explain how you can best take care of the person you love -- and take care of yourself along the way.
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'Reluctant Writers' May Have A Learning Disability Called Dysgraphia
Back-to-school week can be a hard for kids who struggle with writing.
There's Not Much Evidence Pot Helps With PTSD Or Chronic Pain
We're in desperate need of high-quality clinical trials for marijuana.
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4 Ways African Americans Can Tackle Mental Illness
James LaVelle Dickens, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Roughly 6.8 million African Americans have a diagnosed mental illness – more than the populations of Chicago, Houston and
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Gender Discrimination And Diagnosis: The Lost Girls On The Autism Spectrum
Co-Founder of WE, social entrepreneur, author and speaker
When girls fixate on dolls or books, when they’re obsessively neat or shy and quiet, that’s seen as normal—deferential female behavior.
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Happy Birthday Medicaid, From The Millions Who Love And Need You
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
“It was a generation ago that Harry Truman said, and I quote him: ‘Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure
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On Eve Of ADA Anniversary, Republicans Voted To Set Disability Rights Back Decades
Disability rights attorney, PhD candidate at Brandeis Universi...
While disability rights have enjoyed many successes, it has also become increasingly partisan. The recent efforts by the
Ohio Pushes Back Against Mike Pence's 'False' Health Care Claims
"That's what we call #fakenews," Gov. John Kasich's spokesman said.
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Tell Congress To Stop Picking On Our Most Vulnerable Children!
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
It is unfathomable to me that week after week I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years
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Stop Executing The Mentally Ill
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political...
William Morva's case shows why America shouldn't use the death penalty against those who suffer from mental illness.
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My Baby Wasn't Born Healthy and Her Life Still Matters
Anthropologist-minister, polyglot, proud mother of a child wit...
There’s a popular saying these days when you’re expecting—“I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl as long as the baby’s born
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