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The Sun, Yuma, Ariz.One man wakes in the dead of night, when the bugs are most active, to round them up by hand. Another spends hours on the phone every week, calling inspectors and lawyers and regulators and advocates. And yet another sprays insecticide directly onto his...
Morgan Lane Arnold, an emotionally frail 14-year-old freshman, navigated the hallways of her Howard County high school each day filled with anxiety, unable because of a learning disorder to decipher the social cues, jokes and emotions of her peers. Her...
Farmington ValleyOn Friday, April 26, FOCUS Center for Autism held their well-attended "Celebrate FOCUS" dinner. This semi-formal event celebrated the accomplishments FOCUS made over the past year, and raised much-needed funds for FOCUS's programming. During the evening,...
ReutersBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) - The long-awaited, controversial new edition of the bible of psychiatry can be characterized by many numbers: its 947 pages, its $199 price tag, its more than 300 maladies (from "dependent personality...
The Day, New London, Conn.Every year for the past four years, sophomores at Ledyard High School have been given an assignment to explore an issue many people find hard to talk about -- their personal experience with mental illness. "Mental illness is part of every family, but so...
Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash.The pause between a question and Justin Seevers' answer is noticeable. It might even be a teaching moment. Maybe everyone should edit themselves in their minds before they speak. The North Kitsap High School junior has become adept at public speaking,...
The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.Gary Hoffman wants to feel useful. In that way, he is like most people. In another way, he is different. He has Asperger's syndrome -- a developmental disorder that is on the autism spectrum -- which means he is intelligent but has trouble communicating...
Tags: Autism, Sociology, Culture, Bloomington, Behavioral Conditions
The Akron Beacon JournalOn April 3, I asked readers to tell me why their mothers should be treated to a Mother's Day beauty makeover. A flood of emails and letters ensued, so many that I decided to share some more of the finalists today. Each of these moms plays a powerful...
The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.Six people spoke at a Heartland Community College Board meeting on Tuesday in support of retaining Heartland baseball coach Nate Metzger as the school's athletics director, arguing that eliminating the AD position would harm the institution and its...
Tags: Illinois State University, Baseball, Autism, Sports, Students
A Slatington woman sentenced in March to up to a decade in prison for accidentally shooting her 19-month-old son in the head and killing him while unloading a gun she planned to sell to a drug dealer tearfully asked a judge Tuesday to reduce her sentence....
Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it. The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...
Jackson County Floridan, Marianna, Fla.Since the time she was old enough to think about having children someday, Niki Moon knew the kind of mother she wanted to be. She'd nurture the spirit of her youngsters, be their partner as they grew into the people they were meant to be. It was important...
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