New research finds that being raised in a stable and predictable environment has the potential to reverse some autistic symptoms. The recently published study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology seems to support the “Intense Word Theory” of autism. You can read more about Henry Markram’s Intense World theory in the article “The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism“. You can read a summary of the research study on the Healthline News website or the original research article in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host of NPR’s popular “Voices in the Family” radio program reflects on the “25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act” on the HuffPost. Dr. Gottlieb was also our 1st Community of Hope Award Recipient.
A Guide to Visual Disabilities: How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed is a free resource available to show how today’s colleges and universities are improving their technology and resources in order to help students with visual disabilities earn degrees. It also provides a list of online technology and literary resources students with impairments can use on their own to get ahead.
Often individuals with ADHD have problems with their executive function and self regulations skills. If you are just learning about this diagnosis here’s an article written for CHADD’s Attention magazine on the “sleepy secretary” of executive dysfunction and ADHD. Parents, education advocates, and patients will found it helpful. You can read the article, “Executive Dysfunctions and the Sleepy Secretary of ADHD” on the CHADD website.
Diplomas Count 2015-Next Steps: Life After Special Education examines the transition out of K-12 schooling for students with disabilities, who account for 8.5 percent of the nation’s 6- to 21-year-olds, and profiles five young adults who are currently facing this changeover.
After spending years in a special education system that carefully spells out their rights and the services they should receive, students with disabilities often find it daunting to contemplate their next steps after high school. Should they apply to college, look for a job, or stay in the special education system until they “age out” at 21? See Education Week’s press release about “Diplomas Count 2015” for more information.
Devereux’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit poses with Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy before Kennedy addressed a standing-room only crowd at Bryn Mawr College on April 27, 2015. Kennedy’s remarks focused on mental healthcare parity and the stigma surrounding brain disorders and addiction.
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Kennedy as the keynote speaker for our 4th Annual Family Resilience Conference on Saturday, October 17, 2015.