Children with Disabilities

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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.

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 YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has taken on a mission to turn trash into tools for …

New York City

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

PISCATAWAY — Sometimes it takes a mom.

Nina Rivera was having trouble dealing with the challenges of her learning disabled son Linsey Jackson, 15, who …

Developmental Disabilities

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

HARTFORD — Their plea was as simple as it was powerful.


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

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When Russia enacted a ban barring Americans from adopting children from its orphanages in 2012, analysts …

Minority, Disabled Kids Hit Most By Teachers in U.S.

My sister recently told me that before I was born, when our family lived in Oakland, California, she and another girl in her first grade class got in …

South Korea's dark secret: The remote islands that hide slave farms where cruel families send mentally disabled relatives to toil in fields rather than care for them

Slavery thrives on the chain of rural islands off the country's southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying …

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.

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.

Head Of School Angela Bergeson explained to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani how in …


North Korea 'experiments with chemical weapons on disabled people', defectors warn as Hollywood prepares for The Interview premiere

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 …

The Interview

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 …


30 Years On, the World's Worst Industrial Disaster Continues to Blight Bhopal

A man stands by the water’s edge, proffering a small, sad looking fish. A mud-stained canvas bag full of them hangs from his left shoulder. He tells …

Amnesty International

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, …

New Orleans

The disabled children locked up in cages

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


For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage

Dasha Daunis is a lively 15-year-old who loves animals. She talks with her mother, Anastasia, about a recent trip to the circus, where they saw her favorite, bears.

Dasha was born with Down syndrome, and Anastasia says the doctors at the hospital told her that her baby would never thrive.

"Everyone …


Parents of disabled upset with SeaWorld

SeaWorld defends its decision to do away with free escort passes for caregivers.


N.J. hospital launches website to help parents of disabled children shop for insurance

After years of seeing families like the Feeneys juggle the demands of taking care of a disabled child while trying to advocate for their medical …


Where are all the disabled characters in children's books?

My name’s Megan. I’m a teenager, a book blogger, a book addict, an aspiring author and a now-too-old member of this site (sad face). Oh, and I also happen to be in a wheelchair.

Sorry for that little introduction, but I just wanted to point out how being in a wheelchair doesn’t define me. And I want …


Disabled children's behaviour 'deteriorates at school'

The behaviour of children with disabilities and learning difficulties often worsens when they start school, research suggests.

The Millennium Cohort …


Disabled children face uphill education battle

More than half of children with disabilities in Orange Farm outside of the Johannesburg don’t go to school, despite the Constitution guaranteeing …

NJ Parents Petitioning To Keep Disabled Children In Out-Of-State Facilities

LANGHORNE, PENN. (CBSNewYork) – Hundreds of parents are taking on Gov. Chris Christie in a fight over their special needs children.As CBS 2’s Jessica …


Disabilities in children increase, physical problems decline

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden.

The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that …

Russia: Children with Disabilities Face Violence, Neglect

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Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence …


In China, Seeking Equality in Education for Disabled Migrants

They’re migrants, they’re children, and they’re disabled — a combination that means they are almost entirely overlooked in society.

But there are about half a million people fitting that description in China, and they want an education like anyone else, according to 20 civil society groups that have …

Senate should pass ‘Disability Treaty’ in 2014

As I know firsthand, one can become disabled, partially in my case, or completely in the case of many friends. I became disabled during my Foreign …

Civil Rights

Indignation at stories of “rejected” disabled children masks the harm done by government cuts

I don’t need to look very far to find the little black marks on this government’s mental health record. Just down the road, in fact. A short bus …

Mental Health

Mental disabilities in kids rise; physical problems decline

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a …