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2010-07-23 05:00:00

ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Just days before the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new statewide survey reveals that Georgians have little exposure to persons with disabilities and understanding of the daily challenges they face. According to the survey commissioned by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), only one-third of Georgia's general public come across or interact with persons with developmental disabilities in their everyday life...

2010-07-08 08:42:00

AURORA, Ohio, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In football you expect to be tackled, but too many parents get tackled by all the choices they have to make when they have a child who struggles with reading and learning. As we enter the 15th year of observing August as National Children's Vision and Learning Month, Larry Fitzgerald helps to set the record straight on the critical link between vision and learning. "Parents don't realize that you need over 15 visual skills to succeed in...

2010-06-25 07:15:00

MILLER PLACE, N.Y., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD, a division of East End Psychological Services, provides testing and state-of-the-art treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The Program, one of the most comprehensive in the New York area, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating attention and learning problems in child, adolescent and adult populations. "The proper identification of people...

2010-04-12 08:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selection as a School of Excellence by The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is one of the highest honors a private special education school can achieve through any professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education....

2010-04-05 04:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may only be a click away from a helpful alternative option. Insight Schools, a national network of accredited, tuition-free online public high schools, finds many of its students diagnosed with the disorder are thriving in its personalized, flexible learning environment. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2.4 million children between the...

2010-04-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education's Intervention & Special Needs Center, which addresses drop-out prevention and ensures struggling students get the instruction they need, today announced it will be hosting the First Annual Intervention Summit Series to address programs and strategies that effectively support students with diverse learning needs including skill deficits in reading, math and science. The multi-city Intervention Summit Series includes two-day events...

2010-02-04 08:15:00

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Groups release first-ever biomonitoring project on environmental neurotoxins in health effected community 61 toxic chemicals found in human participants pose the question: What is the relationship between toxic chemicals and a rising rates of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other learning and developmental disabilities? WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI)...

2010-02-02 14:40:00

61 neurotoxic chemicals found in human participants Request for Coverage February 4th, 9:15 am EST Call-in Info Below Is there a link to rising rates of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other learning and developmental disabilities? WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Sell, father of twin sons with autism ,Vice President for Policy at the Autism Society; Maureen H. Swanson, Healthy Children Project Coordinator, Learning Disabilities Association of...

2009-11-20 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 18 separate tax hikes in the Reid-Obama healthcare bill. One of them caps the amount that can be deferred in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) at $2500 per year (a similar provision was included in the Pelosi-Obama health bill and written about by Congressman Cathy McMorris-Rogers, R-Was., for National Review Online). There is currently no limit to how much can be saved, though all monies must be used by the end of the year. Employers...

2009-11-20 12:29:07

    * Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have a number of cognitive deficits.    * Mathematical ability seems particularly damaged in children with FASD.    * A new study supports the importance of the left parietal area for mathematical abilities in children with FASD. Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have a number of cognitive deficits, but mathematical ability seems particularly damaged. Little is known...