Month: March 2013

When the Symptoms Begin: Bipolar Disorder’s Manifestation

I often wonder how other people’s journeys with bipolar disorder began—if it started with a flash, or began to gradually drip into their lives like a thick coat of paint. It has been almost 13 years since I began psychiatric

Opening Higher Ed to Students with Developmental Disabilities

by Jasmine Evans College can be a safe space for people, young and old, to learn and grow. Through programs like the Academy of Inclusive Learning and Social Growth at Kennesaw State University (KSU), youth with developmental disabilities now have

Autism is everywhere: is it a burden or a blessing

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The first few years of parenthood can be hectic and stressful for parents with newborn children. Adding a disability may initially complicate the household, but through education and awareness, developmental disorders such as autism do not

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Yale U School of Medicine

By Joan Baum, Ph.D. – “It’s time to call things what they really are,” declares neuroscientist Dr. Sally Shaywitz, the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University School of Medicine, and co-director of the Yale Center for

Disability Cuts Could Be Here To Stay

As sweeping federal budget cuts set in, the impact is starting to become clear for those benefiting from special education and other disability programs. President Barack Obama issued an order late Friday instituting what’s known as sequestration, a process of

Childhood ADHD often can linger into adulthood

Large population study finds attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in childhood lingers into adulthood for many and is linked to an increased risk for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Almost a third of kids diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder during childhood