Ariel Smith

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Arkansas’ Civil War Over Religious Freedom

The Natural State’s religious freedom law has split families—including the governor’s—as well as pitted politicians against the business …

LGBTQI

Pope Francis Says Church Must Listen to Women

Pope Francis believes “more weight and more authority must be given to women,” both in the Church and in society, he said Wednesday.<p>Speaking at his …

This Man Reacted Perfectly To A Little Girl With Autism Calling Him "Daddy" During A Flight

This is Kate. She was born with autism.<p>GoteamKate<p>Last year, she boarded a plane with her mother Shanell Mouland. They were on their way home from …

New Jersey

Woman arrested, charged in connection with beating of girl with autism

CLEVELAND-- According to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police chief, 30-year-old Calia Harris has been arrested and charged with …

Crime

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficult. More than 20% of the U.S. …

A Very Special Story About Special Education and Technology - BAM! Radio Network

Our guest today shares a heart warming story about how a special ed student was helped by her school community and powerful new technology.

Special Education

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues.<p>These two PSAs give parents a glimpse into what it's like inside the minds of their kids with learning and attention problems. The ads show parents asking their Siri-esque smartphone …

Sign the Petition

Canada's medical community unanimously supports childhood vaccination of preventable diseases. Every year, vaccines save millions of lives around the …

Vaccination

Shelter dog helps boy with autism hug, kiss his mom for first time

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: The Society for Features Journalism honored this story in its 2016 Excellence-in-Features Awards contest. The story placed third in the Short Feature category for large publications with a circulation of 200,000 and up.</i><p>All moms worry about their sons. Amanda Granados worried more.<p>The …

Mom throws prom for kids with special needs: 'They want the same thing everybody else wants'

Sometimes, parents of those with special needs just want their children to be like other kids who get invited to parties, or experience those memorable hallmarks of youth. Joy Cameron’s son, who has autism, wanted to go to prom.<p>So she threw him one.<p>Cameron organized the Shine! Prom for her son, …

Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue

A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms 4 years later, but often had …

Naperville mom creates jobs for son with autism, maybe others

Austin Love enjoys books, anime and movies. He's a 16-year-old at Naperville North who has autism, and Austin says he wouldn't change a thing about …

My Former Student Will Likely Get More Help For Learning Disability In Jail Than In B.C. School

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your face on the front page of the newspaper, my mind racing back to the day that photo was taken at school. Your …

Teaching

Is There a Real Increase in the Incidence of Autism?

In November 2015, the CDC announced that, in 2014, the incidence of autism among children had increased in just one year from 1:68 to 1:45 …

Autism

Shop facetiously bans lawmakers who rejected gay rights bill

FARGO, N.D. — A worker-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an antidiscrimination …

LGBTQI

Trans Man Sues Employer After Being Told His Gender Identity Isn't "In Compliance"

A 21-year-old Louisiana man said he was fired from a loan company after not agreeing to follow a female dress code.<p>When Tristan Broussard was hired at Tower Loan at $15 an hour in March 2013, he drove to Houston to buy a new suit. He told his girlfriend she could quit her job, if she wanted to, and …

New resolve shown over LGBT legislation

HARRISBURG — A backlash over a controversial Indiana law is spurring new resolve among supporters of legislation to ban discrimination based on …

LGBTQI

Sweden Has the Gender Neutral Pronoun Issue Figured Out, Why Can't We?

Need more evidence that Sweden is a leader when it comes to just about anything progressive? Slate reports that the Scandanavian country has …

These 10 Women Are Getting It Done in Washington

In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking charge, and getting things done.<p>In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking …

Hillary Clinton

When Class Became More Important to a Child's Education Than Race

In 1963, kids in the 10th percentile of income fell behind children in the upper echelon of wealth by about a year or so. Today, that gap is closer to four years.<p>On a weekday afternoon in July, Jessica Klaitman pulled her 16-month-old daughter Hannah out of a stroller in the lobby of the New York …

The Middle Class and Working Poor's Lifelong Losing Game -- In 10 Slides

They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following 10 images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs. The graphs are taken from series of recent reports which, when considered together, create a paint-by-numbers picture of the lifelong losing game faced by …

How Do Grandparents Affect Social Class?

In case you think that parents are a financial buffer between the generations before and after them, think again. A recent study found that the social class of grandparents does have a measurable influence on the social class of their grandchildren, no matter if the parents have moved up or down, …

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

Income Mobility in the U.S.: How to Fix the American Dream

One reason so many Americans tolerate inequality is their belief that it’s not a permanent condition. Yes, you might start out life without a lot of …

Income Tax

Are the Rich Getting Too Much of the Economic Pie?

Inequality explained in pie charts (made of actual pie)

Dear middle class: Welcome to poverty

With income inequality surging, the middle class is disappearing into the chasm<p>Fifty years ago today, LBJ threw down the gauntlet on poverty in his famous State of the Union address of 1964. Fired with passion and buoyed by bipartisan support, his anti-poverty team kicked off new health insurance …

The Great Fratsby

A man of humble upbringing decides that he will become a millionaire. For several years, wealth is his only goal, because he desperately wants everything else that comes from being rich. He reinvents himself along the way, transcending his roots, presenting a phony, tony name as his public face to …

POV: Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

November 20. 2014<p>Nicholas Kristof on what<p>‘whites just don’t get’<p>about racial inequality<p>A conversation about race in America<p><b>By Emily Badger</b><p><b>People</b> …