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'Asperger's is not a disability,' says 11-year-old Devin Smyth

I live with an extra smart brain, I have Aspergers.- Devin Smyth<p>Devin Smyth lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. He is 11 years old and has Asperger's.<p>He …

Autism funding from B.C. government aimed at infants and toddlers

There's hope in B.C.'s autism community that new funding from the provincial government will help make severe cases of autism a thing of the past.<p>The …

Non-verbal autistic man can barely speak, but he sings this Christmas song beautifully

<b>Kyle Coleman, 29, is a non-verbal autistic man from Swindon, UK.</b><p>He was diagnosed with ‘classic autism’ around his third birthday and, as time went …

Make holidays inclusive for everyone

With a few simple changes, you can make your holiday events more inclusive for everyone, including people with disabilities.<p>Heather Helmer has years …

I’m Jewish, but I love the warmth of Christmas

My anxieties weren’t founded on any parental admonitions or prohibitions, but on an awareness that I was a sort of imposter and interloper.<p>I had no elevated spiritual thoughts or emotions as I sang about the baby in the manger. It was with shameful choral insincerity that I lied about my love for a …

Christmas Eve

Hitler’s 'Mein Kampf' Okayed for use in classrooms by Germany's education minister

Germany's federal education minister has called for nationwide use of Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' in the classroom. It comes just before a critical …

No charges laid after Amber Alert called off in search for Fort Saskatchewan children

No charges will be laid against a mother after an Amber Alert was issued over the disappearance of three children from their Fort Saskatchewan, …

Why you should never leave chocolate under the Christmas tree

<b>WARNING: CONTAINS REALLY GROSS IMAGE</b><p><b>If you are giving someone chocolate this Christmas, don’t leave it under the tree.</b><p>Well, at least if you have a …

How Teachers Should Cope With School Terrorist Fears

The advice schools are receiving, experts say, starts with this: Keep the adults calm.<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>Threats from alleged terrorists, some more widely publicized than others, have now been sent to school districts in San Francisco, …

Mental Health

Free months of rent, Internet and gift cards: Calgary landlords resort to perks as vacancy rates rise

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Calgary

GTA food banks making final push in holiday drive

Food banks across the GTA are making a final push in their holiday donation drive and one of them is getting a helping hand from a famous face.<p>Mayor …

Justin Trudeau, the Luke Skywalker of our time

Justin Trudeau belongs to the <i>Star Wars</i> generation. This is an important thing to know about him. <i>Star Wars</i> featured a brave young kid who ventured out into the galaxy, found loyal comrades-in-arms, confronted evil and blew up a massive death-generating space station once he discovered the Force was …

Luke Skywalker

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Fraser Institute says Canadians less generous than Americans

An annual study by the Fraser Institute has again called into question how generous Canadians are compared with Americans — though some Canadians say …

Your selfie, in 3D: This Toronto company lets you make a miniature figurine of yourself

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Miniature

High-profile group of fellows cuts ties with phantom school

Five Canadian Forces commanders, a former Liberal deputy prime minister and the politician in charge of Ontario's universities are resigning from a phantom school.<p>On Saturday, The Globe and Mail published a story about New Westminster College, which bills itself as a future global hub for studies …

Why Rajon Rondo’s Suspension for an Anti-Gay Slur Isn’t Enough

The Sacramento Kings guard may not have known Bill Kennedy was gay before he slurred and intimidated him on national TV this month. But he deserves a …

Education as a Critical Ally to Middle East Security

The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade is the era led by the youth.<p>The best way to prepare this generation is through quality education. Developments in curriculums, inauguration of more …

Middle East

What I Learned From My Neuroatypical Partner

While society sees my partner's neuroatypicality as a disorder, I see it as a big part of why the two of us are so good for each other. But I haven't spent too much time analyzing why our relationship works — I’ve been too busy loving him.<p>For our first date two years ago, Josh and I went to an …

Relationships

Catholics should not try to convert Jews, should fight against anti-Semitism – Vatican

Catholics shouldn't try to convert Jews, but should work with them to fight anti-Semitism, the Vatican said on Thursday. It comes on the 50th …

Money talks: Liberals get busy fundraising to stave off Tory attack ads

<i>This is the Globe's daily politics newsletter.</i> Sign up <i>to get it by e-mail each morning.</i><p><b>POLITICS BRIEFING</b><p><b>By Jane Taber (@JaneTaber1)</b><p>The Conservatives may have lost the election but they're still a threat to Justin Trudeau's Liberals when it comes to fundraising – and the Grits say they're worried …

German chancellor Angela Merkel named Time 'Person of the Year 2015'

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's "Person of the Year", with the magazine hailing her leadership for navigating debt and asylum …

Taxi industry losing war to Uber because of customer service, not technology

As I reached for the seatbelt buckle in the Beck taxi, I felt a strange, thick liquid, almost gel-like, between the buckle and the black, plastic bench seat. I mentioned it to the cab driver and, when he turned on the interior light, I realized the back seat was covered in this mysterious white …

Santa comforts boy, 6, worried his autism has put him on 'naughty list'

A Santa Claus at a Michigan mall comforted a child with autism who worried his disability would put him on the "naughty list," telling the child "it's OK to be yourself."<p>A photo shows the Santa at the RiverTown Crossings mall with his arm around 6-year-old Landon as the child leans against him, his …

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Delivered dailyThe Morning Headlines Newsletter<p>Subscribe<p>The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge …

Ontario's solo drivers will be able to pay to use carpool lanes

Lanes would allow motorists without passengers to pay to use lanes designed to encourage carpooling<p>TORONTO — Ontario is taking a go-slow approach to …

Classroom guide on residential schools helps kids face dark chapter in Canadian history

Theodore Fontaine doesn’t think of himself as a <i>survivor</i> of residential schools.<p>He’s a <i>victor</i>.<p>Separated from his parents at age 7, he was ripped from a …

6 Untrue Facts About Mental Health You Probably Believe