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The dust has not settled over the American Psychiatric Association's release of the controversial fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as DSM-5 , as the debate now centers on whether the new manual is already obsolete.
Ivey Ranch Park equestrian center is known for its horse therapy lessons that help the disabled, now it is teaching others how to do the same.
For French speaking parents or teachers looking for mobile apps that could help educate their child or student on the autism spectrum, WebTeam Corporation has an update that might get a large number of app users from Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux wowed: the company is developing the French version of the iLearnNEarn Series of Apps ... (more)
A report last week that mental-health disorders are on the rise among American children may reflect gaps in detection of disease more than a troubling of the national psyche.
As one mother put it, "Nothing hits you like a brick wall than when your [special needs]child starts puberty ." This passage between childhood and adulthood is not easy, even with typical children.
Abdi Shiekh, 12, cheers as he reaches the end of the white water raft trip down the Skagit River on May 11 during a Wild and Scenic Institute Hike, Bike & Boat day camp, a free outdoor recreation program for disabled, at-risk, and disadvantaged youth in the Seattle area.
Life is a little easier for a 6-year-old autistic boy and his parents after a service dog begins spending time with their family.
Environmental enrichment, including daily olfactory and tactile stimulation, appears to improve autism symptoms in children, according to a study published online May 20 in Behavioral Neuroscience .
Once again I have found myself drawn to the " whole elephant problem " that arises when those with highly developed specializations try to apply their special skills to the explanation of musical behavior.
A Lower Sackville family says more public places need child-sized carts with seatbelts after they were told they weren't allowed to use a cart at the Halifax Shopping Centre.
"He said, 'Ma'am, do you have a son around 3 or 5 years old?' I said yes. "He said 'Well, is he home right now?' " Lapen ran to the room of her son, Micah - 4 years old and autistic - to discover he wasn't there, or anywhere else, in their Pace, Fla., home.
Horizon Elementary School assistant principal Christopher Painter shakes hands with School Board member Jill Turgeon after being honored at the Supporting Special Education Awards.
Jackson EMC Foundation board member Steve Blair and Jackson EMC Gainesville District Manager Bill Sanders present a $15,000 Foundation grant check to University of North Georgia Senior Vice President of University Affairs Al Panu that will be used to help fund the Summer Scholars Institute, an academic enrichment program for at-risk middle and high ... (more)
The red carpet rolled out at Studio Paris nightclub in Chicago for Jenny McCarthy and a sold-out crowd, as the model, actress, talk show host, and author hosted the Sixth Annual Rescue Our Angels fundraiser for Generation Rescue.
O'Connell & Goldberg public relations has named Courtney Heffernan Mimmo O&G's social media director.
In between his sold-out appearances at the Christ's Commission Fellowship in Pasig and at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Nick Vujicic stopped by the SM Mall of Asia for a quick meet and greet.
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner The mythology surrounding Jesse James's gang is powerful.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An unusual kind of circuit fine-tunes the brain's control over movement and incoming sensory information, and without relying on conventional nerve pathways, according to a study published this week in the journal Neuron .
The team creating the stem cell model of PTSD includes from left, Patrick Torbey, graduate student from the "Magiste re de Ge ne tique" program at the University Paris Diderot; Christopher Stoddard, research associate in the Gene Targeting and Transgenic Facility; and Kristen Martins Taylor, assistant professor of Genetics and Developmental ... (more)
Two years ago, Kathy McRae felt the need to salvage some good from her son's death of a drug overdose, but she'd long felt helpless on that battlefront.