Developmental Disabilities

Trial shows hope for possible autism drug suramin

The CDC estimates that one in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum and there are currently no FDA-approved treatments.<p>Some of …


ADHD study links teens' symptoms with digital media use

<b>(CNN) —</b> The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.<p>The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, sheds light on how more research is needed to determine whether …


300 bikers help autistic boy celebrate birthday after one RSVPs

More than 300 bikers show up for a motorbike-obsessed autistic boy's 10th birthday and make him an honoree member of their group after only ONE of …


This autistic 10-year-old wrote a short story, and people are loving it.

Libby Scott's mom Kym said her 10-year-old daughter "hardly ever" would chose to read or write.<p>Libby has autism, and her mom said part of the …


Paddy McGuinness breaks down talking about his autistic children

English comedian Paddy McGuinness broke down in an interview while talking about his children who have autism.<p>In an interview on <i>John Bishop: In</i> …


Nanette’s Hannah Gadsby reveals how autism diagnosis transformed her

According to Gadsby, people with autism have an increased sensitivity to traumatisation because they find it difficult to communicate and regulate …


The questionable ethics of treating autistic children with robots

One day in the spring of 2017, at the department of clinical psychology at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, a robot stood on a table facing a child. …


12-year-old girl who became child model despite cerebral palsy awarded £15m by NHS in compensation

A 12-year-old girl who has forged a child modelling career despite suffering severe cerebral palsy since her birth has won over £15 million in NHS compensation.<p>"Incredibly sociable and strong-willed" Holly Greenhow was born at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, on November 18 2005.<p>Her …


Body Cam Video Shows Texas Cops Tasering A Teen With Autism In His Own Backyard

“I'm just a normal kid,” said Michael Moore, 19, to the police.<p>Body camera footage has emerged showing Graham, Texas police tasering a teenager who …

Law Enforcement

What Taking a “Medication Vacation” Might Mean for Your Child with ADHD

<i>Editor’s note: This post is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a medical professional or physician before treatment of any kind.</i>Image …


5 Tips for Helping Siblings of Children With ADHD

Parenting a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can require a great deal of patience and understanding on the part of the …


Twin Cities Autism Organization Helping Bridge Families

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — “Pulling Together” — WCCO-TV’s charity competition — is back this summer.<p>We are putting Minneapolis against St. Paul in a tug of …


Zynerba's Therapeutics And Data Lack Conviction

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE) is developing CBD therapeutics for neuropsychiatric conditions. Their pipeline looks like this:<p><i>Source: Zynerba's</i> …


Training programme to address livelihood issues of migrants

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) will conduct a training programme on ‘Livelihood Promotion for Distress …

Business (India)

The Rock’s New Movie Has Sparked A Debate About Disability Representation In Hollywood

The Rock plays a security consultant who has a prosthetic leg.


Teen with autism recovers after being attacked in East Nashville by group of boys

Video<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A teen is recovering after being attacked in East Nashville by a group of young boys.<p>It happened in the middle of the …


Local nonprofit persists in helping boy with cerebral palsy catch a fish on his own


Study shows possible link between high frequency digital use and ADHD symptoms in teens

Research published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA shows teens who spend a lot of time on their screens can exhibit symptoms of ADHD.<p>The study …


New York City Is a Nightmare for Disabled People

The subway is a mess, and taxis and rideshares aren’t always accommodating to disabled passengers.<p>When Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, a writer and editor based in Manhattan, arrives on a subway platform, she waits with more than the usual trepidation for her train. Will it be one of the MTA’s more recent, …


Woman With Mental Disability, Suspected Of Kidnapping, Thrashed In Bengal

The incident took place yesterday evening at around 8 pm at Dhupguri Block's Barogharia Gram Panchayat area in North Bengal.<p><b>Dhupguri, West Bengal:</b><p>A …


Belfast Zoo bringing back Quiet Hours for visitors on the autism spectrum

Belfast Zoo is bringing back Quiet Hours for visitors on the autism spectrum.<p>The tourist attraction's quiet hours allow visitors with sensory …


Motorcycle Enthusiasts Support Autism With 14th Annual Ride

The 55-mile ride Aug. 5 will benefit the Judson Center's Autism Connections program.<p>TAYLOR, MI — Motorcycle enthusiasts and autism advocates alike …


Where to complete your 67 minutes for Mandela Day – ELLE DECO

<b>Tomorrow, on the 18th of July, South Africans celebrate the birth of Nelson Mandela. As he would have turned 100, it’s a particularly special day to</b> …

Lifestyle (South Africa)

Applications open for Autism Spectrum Disorder individualized funding

The Government of Saskatchewan is opening applications for funding for children under the age of six who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum …


'Game changing' Respite House for children with disabilities to be opened in Limerick next spring

<i>By David Raleigh</i><p>Maia Quinlan, aged thirteen, has had to face arduous journeys to Dublin for respite care.<p>She cannot use her limbs, and she requires …


MPP wants French immersion open to kids with special needs

WATERLOO REGION — Don't tell local MPP Amy Fee that French immersion is too difficult for children with special education needs. Two of her children …


GRPS to vote on Kent ISD taking over countywide special ed program

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids School Board will vote Aug. 6, whether to transfer operation of the center-based special education programs to …


Collaboration matches unique candidates with jobs on Wright-Patt

During April, Air Force Materiel Command partnered with Wright State University to launch the Autism at Work Initiative for recent college graduates …


NI Cerebral Palsy football team heading to the European Championships


Effect of Onabotulinum Toxin A on Passive Muscle Stiffness in Children with Cerebral Palsy