Category Archives: Special Ed

Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable as Early as 14 Months

[Source: Medical X-Press] Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School … Continue reading

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Wide Disparities Found In Special Ed Enrollment

[Source: Disability Scoop] Nationwide, about 13 percent of students qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. But that number varies significantly from one state to the next, government investigators say. At the low end, 6.4 percent of … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Under Construction For Those With Special Needs

Editor’s Note:   We have seen this article posted around the internet.  The idea is controversial to be sure.  What do YOU think? [Source: Disability Scoop] In what developers say is a first, an entire neighborhood of brand-new homes is set … Continue reading

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Behavioral Disorders in Kids with Autism Linked to Reduced Brain Connectivity

[Source: Science Daily] More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently … Continue reading

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Kids Living Near Major Roads at Greater Risk for Developmental Delays

[Source:  Psych Central] Young children who live near a major highway are twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to kids who live farther away from a major roadway, according to a new study published … Continue reading

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