Month: July 2012

Extraordinary images shows baby being wired up for autism research at top university

Groundbreaking research hopes to find out how babies learn Scientists hope that by monitoring brain activity they can work out how autism develops It may not be the most stylish outfit for a five month old boy, but Ricky Kimber

ROTA hosts people with special needs at community iftar

DOHA TO HIGHLIGHT the true spirit of Ramadan, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) continued the celebration of the Holy Month by hosting a special iftar event for two community-based organisations for adults and children with special needs. Residents of the

Boom in autistic students prompts new Montgomery school centers

Montgomery County Public Schools is planning to open autism centers at three high schools in the new school year, as the district grapples with a fivefold increase in the number of students diagnosed with autism over the last decade. In

No vaccinations No treatment

TRENTON, Ont. — A southeastern Ontario mother has sent a complaint against an emergency room doctor for allegedly refusing to treat her four-year-old daughter. Brianna Warrhunter took her child to hospital in Trenton Wednesday after a daycare worker noticed an

Child poverty research shows how much kids really do count

In the world of politics, problems like poverty are sometimes described in sweeping, black-and-white terms designed to make solutions seem straightforward and even easy. But in the real world of policymaking, solutions are in fact more complex, involving many facets

The kids are alright: Why High Close is a very special school

The remarkable school gives society’s most vulnerable young people a rare chance to flourish At first glance, Josh is a pretty average 14-year-old. He likes to play on the computer; he argues with his sister, Demi; his sentences have a

Vulnerable children ‘at risk’ in new protection system

Some of England’s most vulnerable children may lose out under planned changes to the child protection system, a new campaign group has argued. The government wants to cut bureaucracy and replace more than 700 pages of guidance with three short

It may be semantics, but linguistics can be a team event

THE highly endangered language of the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin in the US is spoken by only a handful of elderly people. But last year secondary students competing in the International Olympiad in Linguistics were asked to translate I begin

Schools are at the forefront in countering racism and promoting acceptance.

Schools are at the forefront in countering racism and promoting acceptance. KEVIN Pope sees a big difference between tolerating different nationalities and living in harmony. As the principal of Meadow Heights Primary School in the northern suburbs, he has students

Top Ten Back to School Tips for Parents Whose Children Have an IEP

By Dennise Goldberg – 10. Get your child excited about going back to school by talking with them about it. 9.  Go school supply shopping with your child and let them choose the school supplies that they want…..within reason of