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</b> …

Disability

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

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. Put aside for a moment what you think about Price “the brand”; instead, focus on Price the mother, who talks with brutal honesty about raising a …

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

About a year ago, I wrote a piece for this site asking where all the wheelchairs were in children’s fiction. And I’m still wondering - but not just about wheelchairs. Now I’m also wondering where are all the people with other so-called “disabilities” - blind or deaf protagonists, protagonists on a …

Children's Books

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

Picture if you will a nice state primary school, in 1980s south Wales. We had an oak tree. One time a man drove a Sinclair C5 round the playground to show us The Future. We had plenty of undiagnosed dyslexia and NHS specs (frame choices: brown, blue, pink, clear; all pure Jarvis Cocker), but no …

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 …

Latin America

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 …

Disabled Children

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, …

UK News

Obligations to Children with Disabilities Must Be Honored

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

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 …

Kids

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 …

Many disabled children in poorer countries left out of primary education

An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities are not enrolled in South Africa’s educational system, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published on Tuesday.<p>The findings reflect a global trend. Children with disabilities continue to be left out of school even as some countries …

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 …

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

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 …

Employment

In Russia, Orphanages Are a Life Sentence for Children with Disabilities

<i>Originally published by EurasiaNet.org</i><p>When Russia enacted a ban barring Americans from adopting children from its orphanages in 2012, analysts …

Remote islands where families send mentally disabled relatives

• <b>The rural island chain, off southwest coast, is home to thriving slave trade</b>• <b><br>Tales of slavery using disabled people repeatedly emerged in last ten</b> …

Hoping for Smiles, Mother Gives Autistic Son a Spider-Man Party

The boy stood alone in the dim hallway of the housing project community center. He stared at a row of lockers, at a vending machine, at nothing.<p>In the next room, children and their parents and grandparents shouted and laughed over dance music booming from somebody’s speaker. The party was up and …

Educator Explains Why Children With And Without Special Needs Should Learn Together

The IDEAL School and Academy Of Manhattan, an inclusive academy for children with and without special needs, aims to change the way people think about educational settings for children with special needs.<p>Head Of School Angela Bergeson explained to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani how in …

Special Education

North Korea is experimenting on disabled people

As Hollywood prepares for tonight’s premiere of a comedy film poking fun at the bizarre other world that is North Korea, two defectors have spoken …

Starving, disabled children are symbol of a cuts agenda with no conscience

Lorna Jamison is selling things from her home in Haverhill, Suffolk to buy her two sons winter coats. Family photo frames, ornaments and toys; whatever she can get her hands on and will get some money quickly. She’s full-time carer to Ellis, who is six and has Asperger syndrome, and the benefits …

Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children

A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter Sarah Jane suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of her …

Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

In New Orleans, schools have long struggled to provide for students with physical, emotional and mental disabilities. Even before Hurricane Katrina, …

The disabled children locked up in cages

<b>Disabled people in Greece are often stigmatised and can struggle to get the support they need. Some disabled children who live in a state-run home</b> …

Disabled Children