Children with Disabilities

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Disabled children 'shut out of playgrounds'

<b>Disabled children are prevented from making friends and enjoying playtime because playgrounds and playgroups are not accessible, a charity report warns.</b><p>The Sense report says most parents of disabled children also find negative attitudes from other parents a key barrier to accessing mainstream …

Disability

Like Katie Price, I wanted to run from my disabled child – then love trumped fear

The furore over the celebrity’s comments about her blind son could only happen in a society whose understanding of disability is utterly warped<p>This week Katie Price has faced criticism for saying that if she had known her son would be severely disabled, she probably would have had a termination. …

Disability

Virginia’s appalling prosecution of disabled children

In the March 8 Metro article “Bill would shield young special-needs defendants,” Lori Digiosia claimed that prosecutors do not want to prosecute juveniles for misdemeanors when their “disability is the root cause of that criminal behavior.”<p>Is she kidding? Not only do Virginia prosecutors bring …

American South

Why I want more disabled characters in books

Teen blogger Megan The Book Addicted Girl kicks off a day of celebrating disabilities diversity in children’s books – and calling for more<p>Check out the Guardian children’s books homepage<p>About a year ago, I wrote a piece for this site asking where all the wheelchairs were in children’s fiction. And …

Books

Why we have to create more disabled characters in children's fiction

Author Susie Day grew up in 1980s when her personal experience of people with disabilities was Joey Deacon on Blue Peter. Disability in books was a cautionary tale where you’d usually ‘recover’ if you were nice enough. Times have changed and children’s lit needs to catch up faster<p>Picture if you …

Disability

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

There are more than 300,000 children with disabilities in California, but not very many places for them to safely play with other kids.<p>One Pasadena …

Aging parents of disabled adult children are feeling the strain | Opinion

Thanks to a combination of improved medical treatments and the trend toward living in the community instead of institutionalization, today’s adults …

Parents Of Kids With Disabilities Buck Divorce Trend

Parents of those with developmental disabilities are no more likely to divorce than other moms and dads, new research suggests, but different factors …

Kids

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

<i>By Audrey Ortiz</i><p>Children at the Autumn Marshall's Miriam Center Clinic in Haiti<p><b>The Plumfund Story: Helping the "Cocobai"</b><p>"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed …

Children with learning disabilities 'more vulnerable to abuse'

<b>Children with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, new research suggests.</b><p>A coalition of children's charities say they have the "same vulnerabilities" as all children but face extra "barriers" to getting protection or support.<p>Their report calls on UK authorities to offer …

Learning

The Shocking Plight of 330,000 Disabled Children in the UK

Earlier this month, I was incredibly saddened by the story of Jade Norton, a 10 year old girl from Blackpool. Jade, who had Rett Syndrome, a rare disorder, died tragically due to serious faults in her supposedly specialist bed.<p>Yes, Jade's untimely death was extremely saddening. It was not, however, …

Obligations to Children with Disabilities Must Be Honored

By Nafisa Baboo and Elin MartinezThink back to the last time you saw a child with a disability making their way to school. If you are a parent, have …

Parenting

Dear Parents of Children with Disabilities, It Gets Better

When we found out our son had a rare genetic disorder, we felt hopeless. But slowly, things changed—and now we’re deeply, madly in love with our boy.<p>If you have a child with special needs, at least two things are guaranteed to happen. Someone will tell you, “God doesn’t give you anything you can’t …

Parenting

Russia: Children With Disabilities Face Discrimination

Government of Russia<p>Ensure access to inclusive education for all children with disabilities, including children with intellectual disabilities and …

Education

Many disabled children in poorer countries left out of primary education

Human Rights Watch report on the 500,000 children with disabilities not in education in South Africa reflects worldwide trend in developing countries<p>An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities are not enrolled in South Africa’s educational system, according to a report by Human Rights Watch …

Education

Physical Therapist Turns Trash Into Special Furniture For Disabled Kids In Brooklyn

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A man has taken on a mission to turn trash into tools for children with physical challenges in schools across Brooklyn.<p>As …

New York City

Moms helping moms: Rutgers program provides resources for families of disabled children

Moms with special needs children help other moms with special needs children.

Autism Spectrum

Parents Of Intellectually Disabled Plead For State Funding, Cite Growing Waiting List

HARTFORD — Their plea was as simple as it was powerful.<p>Parents of intellectually disabled children told a legislative panel Thursday that unless …