College remains a hurdle for many with disabilities. Now a new study offers insight on what separates individuals with special needs who are ultimately successful in higher education from those who are not. In interviews with recent graduates with disabilities, …

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The Yelenosky family provides monthly activities for teens with Down syndrome and their families at GiGi’s Playhouse in Aurora. Samantha Yelenosky was a surprise arrival to her family. Her sister, Jackie, and brother, Mitch, were 11 and 12 years old, …

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If you are the mother of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be at increased risk for depression, according to a study conducted by a Louisiana-based family physician. Dr. Louis McCormick conducted a year-long study of …

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Early intervention therapy specially designed to improve cognitive and linguistic skills among autistic children as young as 12 months old has been found to be effective in improving their social skills and decreasing symptoms associated with the disorder, according to …

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FOR Dana Napoleon, a flight attendant in Tacoma, Wash., zipping in and out the nation’s airports every week is second nature. Yet she is still filled with dread every time she flies with her 10-year-old son. Other children might scamper …

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A severely autistic student at Carmel Valley Middle School has hit his stride on the school’s cross country team. Caulden Gary, 12, has helped invigorate and inspire the whole team since joining nearly two months ago, coach Lisa Ziemba said. …

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The California Department of Education will investigate whether the San Francisco Unified School District improperly denied summer school services to students with special needs to curb costs, violating federal regulations, officials said. The state investigation follows a report by the Bay …

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You can stop worrying now. A new study indicates that children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and take stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall feel the drugs are beneficial and do not turn them into “zombies” or “robots” …

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Formal complaints on behalf of the Seattle school district’s 7,000 special-education students have doubled over the past two years. Parents, teachers and state officials blame a central administration they say has become indifferent to the long-troubled department. Five years ago, …

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