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  • Teachers give student with ADHD 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention' award

    05/20/2017 6:18:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    wsbtv ^ | May 20, 2017 | Lori Wilson
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Two middle school teachers are out of their jobs after giving an award to an eighth-grade student. A student at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, who has ADHD, was given the "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" award at a school assembly this week. Some parents said the award is insensitive and the teachers should have known that it was not right. "Teachers are supposed to know what conditions their students have, and then to give them an award, that's totally ridiculous," parent Cheryl Davis said.
  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 9:56:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Susan C. Margolin
    My son slides under the daybed, flattening his sprawling limbs in all directions across the dusty floor, then retracting them with a jerk. “I’m making myself invisible!” he declares. He knows our news is unwelcome. Don’t let him think it’s because of him, his doctor had coached. Crouching, I reach my hand to stroke his arm — a gesture I realize is not enough to comfort a boy whose body short circuits with uncertainty. My husband and I tell him: You can’t start second grade tomorrow. We’re leaving Singapore. We’re moving to America. We don’t know when. It will be...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Sarah Palin: Kaepernick, Take a Knee Over This One

    01/06/2017 5:59:41 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6th, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    “The child, yet unborn, spoke with the Father, ‘Lord, how will I survive in the world? I will not be like the other children. My walk may be slower, my speech hard to understand. I may look different. What is to become of me?’ “The Lord replied to the child, ‘My precious one, have no fear. I will give you protectors. They will love you because you are special, not in spite of it. Though your path through life will be difficult, your reward will be greater. You have been blessed with a special ability to love, and those whose...
  • Chicago Teens Taunted Parents of Special Needs Victim Over Text Message, Police Say

    01/05/2017 4:23:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    people.com ^ | 1/5/17 | Stephanie Petit
    Details are emerging about the four Chicago teens who were arrested in connection with the beating of a man after broadcasting the act via Facebook Live on Tuesday. The parents of the victim, an 18-year-old special needs student, reported him missing Monday, telling police they had not heard from their son since dropping him off Saturday at a McDonald’s to meet with a friend in the Chicago suburb of Streamwood, according to the Chicago Tribune. After the man was reported missing, his parents began getting text messages from someone “claiming to be holding him captive,” the outlet reported.
  • Seven special-needs teens rescued from Texas 'house of horrors' had an eighth brother who died,.....

    12/09/2016 7:31:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Seven special-needs teens rescued from Texas 'house of horrors' had an eighth brother who died, 'were whipped with boards, starved and forced to clean a disabled child's privates with bleach' Harrowing new details have emerged in the abuse case involving seven special-needs children who were rescued from a Texas home last month, including tales of brutal whippings, a desperate escape attempt and the revelation that a disabled 7-year-old boy died in that household in 2011. Paula Sinclair, 54, and her boyfriend, 78-year-old Allen Richardson, of Richmond, were arrested on charges of injury to a child and aggravated kidnapping...
  • Special-needs boy set on fire by bullies he thought were friends

    10/07/2016 6:24:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/7/16 | Klausner
    <p>A 10-year-old special-needs boy was on life support after bullies allegedly lured him to a field, doused him with gasoline and lit him on fire on Sunday.</p> <p>Kayden Culp of Kerrville, Texas, has burns over 20 percent of his body from his ears to his belly button, and his organs are failing, according to a YouCaring page set up by the boy’s family to cover his health care expenses.</p>
  • 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society'...

    08/22/2016 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura House For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society': The unspoken secrets of a special needs mum 'I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn't know how real it was until I became a special needs mom. I have been told I should have aborted Sophia. I have been told that she will be a drain on society. I have been told that I am lucky to at least have one "normal" kid at home. 'These words do hurt. I know it seems like I let them...
  • HRC called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt 'f***ing ree-tards' and referred to Jews as..

    06/20/2016 9:00:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 20, 2016 | Caroline Howe
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton once called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt 'f***ing ree-tards' and referred to Jews as 'stupid k***s' while Bill called Jesse Jackson a 'damned n****r,' claims Bill's former lover Bill Clinton's former lover Dolly Kyle claims the Clinton couple regularly used racial epithets in her new book, Hillary: The Other Woman She writes that Hillary was caught on record blurting out the terms 'stupid k**e' and 'f***ing Jew b*****d' She says Bill called the Reverend Jesse Jackson a 'Goddamned n****r' But rumors of Bill's trysts with black women were rampant in Little Rock One prominent black...
  • WOW! Hillary Clinton once called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt 'f***ing ree-tards'

    06/20/2016 7:55:56 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 1 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Sometimes you just can't get past people who have a problem of dealing with other people. Hillary Clinton is not a person that this nation needs sitting in the White House. Her and her husband Bill have used to this country as their own personal pocketbook. They have created relations overseas which has enriched their bank accounts but if you have heard some of the stories that I have when the interview Bill's former girlfriend and lover Dolly Kyle, you would ask yourself what took so long for this information to get into the forefront. If the former First Lady...
  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 11:33:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 21, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, let's be clear: Autism is almost-certainly not caused by vaccines. Let's remember the first rule of observational studies, which incidentally I was surprised to find a few years ago in my daughter's High School intro-to-stats class: Observational studies can only show correlation and correlation cannot prove causation. However, the absence of correlation is damn near bomb-proof evidence that the alleged cause you believe exists is false. Measles vaccination in the US began in 1963 following approval in 1962. Within five years near-complete compliance was obtained within the US. MMR, the combined vaccine that people like to blame autism on,...
  • The coming avalanche of autistic adults

    01/22/2016 10:53:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 93 replies
    USA Today | 1/22/16 | Godwin
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  • 'Sesame Street' introduces first character with autism: Meet Julia

    10/24/2015 6:24:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    TODAY ^ | 10/24/2015 | Ree Hines
    The gang from "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new member to the neighborhood — Julia, a girl who has bright orange hair and big green eyes. She also has autism. Julia is the latest creation from the Sesame Workshop, and she offers children a relatable character they can understand, whether they're living with autism or know someone who is. On Wednesday, "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" was launched online, and Julia is just part of that educational and awareness initiative. "Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior...
  • Some Angels Ride on Busy Buses

    10/12/2015 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    God bless Godfrey Cuotto. God bless his “raised-by-a-queen” described Mother On Canadian Thanksgiving Day, 22-year-old student Godfrey Cuotto gives us all something for which to be thankful: the kind of encouragement that comes from knowing there is still good out there in a tumultuous, often hostile world. Living in a world heavily influenced by a pop-culture going haywire, 22-year-old students are sometimes self-centered and even imperviously unaffected by the shaky plight of those feeling more vulnerable in the rush of everyday life. Yet, on a busy bus with everyone in a hurry to reach their destination, young Godfrey was there...
  • Mother says special-needs children segregated at trampoline business

    04/11/2015 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 10 APRIL 2015 | WISN.COM
    NEW BERLIN, Wis. —A mother of children who have special needs said she was treated poorly at a local trampoline business. VIDEO: Mother disappointed over treatment of special needs children at Trampoline park Amanda Karol said she wants her children to be treated in the same way as others. She and her husband adopted five children with Down syndrome from Ukraine. Karol said she took their children to Helium Trampoline Park in New Berlin Thursday to celebrate one of their birthdays. However, she said they were segregated.
  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    01/20/2015 9:06:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | 1/20/15 | FOX 17 News
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum. “I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for...
  • Important Video: Special Needs Abortion: The Holocaust...

    12/01/2014 4:20:11 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 6 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/1/2014 | Steven Crowder
    I often write things here. But this video… the faces of these people, deserving of life, says more than I ever could. Please watch and share to let people know that every life is valuable.
  • Ten Ways to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly

    10/01/2014 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Faith Street ^ | April 23, 2014 | Ann Memmott
    With 1 in 68 people on the autism spectrum, most churches will encounter a number of people of various ages and backgrounds who are autistic. I am autistic and a Christian, and my faith is a very important part of my life. As a child, I had little use of language and was very “typically autistic.” But as an adult, I learned to use language, and now I teach churches worldwide about autism. I work with leaders from the Church of England, and I wrote their national autism guidelines at the request of the Bishop of Oxford, the Right Reverend...
  • Cops identify people behind ice bucket prank on autistic teen

    09/09/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Holly Yan and Marlena Baldacci
    (CNN) -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the investigation is not yet complete, said Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel.
  • Dad’s dance with wheelchair-bound daughter makes us cry, smile

    06/22/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6/20 | Nadine Kalinauskas
    Brace yourself. This father-daughter dance is about to do some serious tugging of the heartstrings. When McKenzie Michelle Carey was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease, a life-threatening illness that damages the cells of the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and the endocrine and respiratory systems. There is no known cure. While she isn't paralyzed, 12-year-old McKenzie can't walk or speak. "We are her voice and her legs," her mother, Tammy Carey, tells WTVR. Her disease, while limiting in many ways, doesn't stop McKenzie from performing in pageants. "Pageants give her the same opportunity as other children,"...
  • Autistic Student’s Father Attacks Son’s Bully On Richmond School Bus

    06/01/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    cbs ^ | Joe Vazquez
    RICHMOND (KPIX) — A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his son’s bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan. Burnis Hurd, 44, is charged with 273 D, which is child abuse and corporal injury to a child. He is in jail on $50,000 bond. After they boarded the bus, the son pointed out an 11 year old boy who had been bullying the 9-year old, Gagan said.