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Published: 11/02/2012 by Clare Safran-Norton, Ph.D. in Education
School backpacks can do more than carry books; they can injure your kids if not worn properly. Here's some great information and tips from a Boston physical therapist who sees plenty of patients with backpack-related injuries.
Published: 09/01/2012 in Special Needs
Many people admit to feeling uncomfortable around a person with special needs because they don't want to do or say the wrong thing. Here, from Easter Seals, are some excellent tips for communicating with people with disabilities.
Published: 02/25/2012 by Colette Connolly in Child Development
Years after federal law began requiring that kids with special needs be taught in the least restrictive environment possible, the idea of full inclusion in the classroom still divides us. Here’s a look at whether full inclusion is working.
Schools are now required to make "reasonable" modifications that would allow students with special needs to participate in after-school sports, under new guidelines issued by the federal government.
We asked Massachusetts parents of kids with special needs about their day-to-day challenges and how they work around them to focus more on enjoying their children.
Published: 05/19/2013 in Education
A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.
Published: 11/30/2012 by Christina Elston in Behavior
A proposed overhaul of the way autism is defined has some parents worried that their children's diagnoses and services are in jeopardy. But health providers say most kids will retain the diagnosis under the proposed guidelines.
Published: 09/24/2012 in Child Development
A survey of American adults reveals a lot of misunderstanding about learning disabilities, including beliefs that these disorders can be caused by a poor diet, watching too much TV or even childhood vaccines.