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Eric Zeiberg, a 12-year-old student from West Hartford, CT created HandySpeech, an app that allows people with speech impairments to speak through handwriting. It is available through the iPhone or... read more
Here is a thoughtful analysis and response about ADHD being over diagnosed by Dr. MacLean Gander, Professor of English at Landmark College in Putney, VT, a college that helps students with learning... read more
An article on the ABC news website cited food allergies and obesity as causes of bullying in studies from Yale University, Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Boston Children's Hospital... read more
In the opinion of the professional staff at the Yale Child Study Center, individuals with Asperger's Syndrome are more likely to be victims rather than victimizers. Obviously, they noted that... read more
Giant Steps School Presents Dr. Matthew Goodwin “Innovative Technologies for the Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Applications” Sponsored by Tankship International LLC... read more
By Attorney Lawrence Berliner    As a lifelong advocate for children and adults with disabilities and a father, my own heart is broken as I think about the evil that has been visited upon... read more
The AbleGamers Foundation, a foundation that provides video game education and support for people with disabilities, released a guide for video game developers to make video games accessible and fun... read more
The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) has set dates in 2013 for autism-friendly performances on Broadway for children, adults, caregivers, and their families for popular musicals like Elf, Mary Poppins... read more
United States Senate voted not to ratify a Treaty from the United Nations that would guarantee the rights of individuals with disabilities in a manner consistent with the Americans with Disabilities... read more
 There are many changes to the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V including a revised definition of Autism. For a link to the American Psychiatric Association's press release on the homepage... read more