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This Chaotic, Hypnotic Autism PSA Is Truly (and Literally) Sensational

<b>IDEA</b>: The world that people with autism inhabit isn't just indescribable; in many ways it's unknowable. But one symptom many people on the spectrum …

Advertising Industry

Blaming shootings on autism a mistake: experts

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch)—With two mass shootings allegedly committed by young men diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, the temptation may be for the …

Autism

Mice With 'Mohawks' May Yield Key Clues About Autism

It's not every day you see a mouse with a mohawk. But that's what researchers saw while studying mice that had a genetic mutation linked to autism.<p>The mohawks that the mice were sporting actually resulted from their "over-grooming" behavior, repeatedly licking each other's hair in the same …

Children almost drown as electric shock paralyses them in pool

Dramatic footage has emerged of the terrifying moment two children suffered electric shocks after they touched a metal railing in a swimming pool in Florida<p>Two young children almost drowned after they became paralysed when they touched an electrically charged metal hand rail while they were …

Asthma killing people needlessly, says Royal College of Physicians

Report calls for end to complacency among doctors, carers and patients, saying a quarter of sufferers receive unsatisfactory care<p>Children and adults are dying needlessly from asthma attacks, according to a report by experts published on Tuesday, which found that in a quarter of fatal cases patients …

Langley Bus Attack: Woman Allegedly Attacks Kids, Threatens Mom

A Surrey woman has been arrested for allegedly threatening a mother with a knife and attacking her three children after a fight on a bus.<p>The woman …

Norway reopens racist “human zoo” to remind people about racism

The controversial project is modeled after a historical event and features a fake tribal village<p>Two artists have recreated a “human zoo” in Oslo, just in time for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution. The project is modeled after an actual historical event — a really, really racist one — …

Teens Get Criminal Charges After Food Fight On 'Taco Day': Cops

WSMV Channel 4<p>The only real crime here is a waste of tacos.<p>High school students in Lebanon, Tennessee are facing criminal charges after a food fight they allegedly started in their cafeteria on "Taco Day," the Lebanon Democrat reported.<p>"We all stood up and said 'food fight!' And just started …

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Joy, redefined

Max and I hit a carnival the other day; the morning was free for kids and adults with disabilities. For two hours, they could go on all the rides …

When kids with special needs know their limitations...and don't care

Know your limitations, the saying goes. When it comes to kids with special needs, one question is whether they are aware of their limitations. I've …

A Letter To The Mom Who Stared At My Child With Special Needs

Dear Mom On The Street Who Stared At My Son,<p>You didn't notice me watching you staring at my son, but oh, I watched. You were headed toward us on the street, walking next to your husband, with a child about five years old trotting behind you. You were impeccably dressed, a shirt with red and white …

Guantánamo inmate vomited blood after force-feeding, documents show

• Ahmed Rabbani held without charge for more than 10 years • New filing details force-feeding regime in hunger strike • US forced to acknowledge secret tapes of force-feedings<p>New documents filed in a federal court in Washington have revealed that a Guantánamo Bay detainee contracted a chest …

Mattel Wants Everyone To Chill Out About Barbie And Just Let Kids Play

A new Mattel initiative wants us to lighten up on Barbie.<p>The toymaker launched "The Barbie Project," in which kids supposedly are left to play with their Barbies, free from adult judgment and interference. And it's all captured on film.<p>"Don't tell kids how to play with Barbies," a launch video for …

Is Kid-Shaming Cute or Cruel?

Last week, my friend’s mom mentioned the uncharacteristic bratty behavior my friend exhibited as a 2-year-old. After arbitrarily trashing her own …

SlideRider, A Collapsible Device That Turns Household Stairs into a Slide For Kids

SlideRider is a collapsible slide that turns ordinary household stairs into an extraordinary indoor slide for kids. The slide features bumpers to …

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Another Philadelphia student dies at a public school with no nurse

A 7-year-old Philadelphia public school student died Wednesday after falling ill at a school where no nurse was on duty. Yet the absence of a trained …

Time-lapse of 9/11 Memorial Museum build will inspire you

Video from Ground Zero shows just how much progress has been made in a decade as a nation rebuilds.<p>Since the devastation of 9/11, the US has been in a state of recovery. Shortly after the attacks, EarthCam CEO Brian Cury installed a webcam at New York's Ground Zero to document the progress at the …

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Kenya Riot Cops Corner Protesting Students in Classroom

A dispute over university fees descended into violence in the Kenyan capital Tuesday as riot police clashed with students at Nairobi University.<p>Hundreds of students had taken to the streets to protest a proposed increase in their school fees. After rocks were thrown, police chased the students into …

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50 Kids Board Subway Playing Recorders, Bringing Every New Yorker's Worst Nightmare To Life

Recorders On The Subway from Gothamist on Vimeo.<p>There are few injustices as traumatizing as bad subway karma. Whether you get stuck next to a drooling napper or a ravenous leftover casserole muncher, we can think of only a handful of daily experiences that incite such feelings of rage and …

Mike Trout helps high school kid ask girl to prom in New Jersey

Is there anything Mike Trout can't do? Not only is the Angels center fielder one of the best players in baseball, he can single-handedly help a high school kid land his dream date for the prom.<p>Tim Moraski, who goes to high school in New Jersey, wanted to ask Emily Caracciolo to the prom. Problem: …

McDonald’s Happy mascot: Is this terrifying character reverse psychology?

This week, McDonald’s introduced “a new animated Happy Meal character that brings fun and excitement to kids’ meals while also serving as an …