| Feb 17, 2013
Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son.
"Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: My son always seems to be in trouble at school. His teacher told me she thinks he has sensory processing disorder. What is that?
A: Many professionals don't think sensory processing disorder is a valid diagnosis. A. Jean Ayres was an occupational...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:29 PM
In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county.
Four thousand dollars went to the local Arc chapter to help single parents; $2,...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:47 PM
If you want to know what working with hundreds of students challenged with various developmental or learning disabilities over the past three to four decades has meant to Nina Clopper, Betty Schriver and Margie Wolverton, you just had to see them on stage...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Hyperactive brain cells firing together could be an early indicator of autism and developmental disabilities, a team of UCLA researchers has found.
Networks of neurons were found to be firing in a highly synchronized and seemingly unrelenting fashion,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Some call it neurological diversity, others see it as autism's fight back. People diagnosed as "on the spectrum" are suddenly in demand by employers seeking a competitive advantage from autistic workers more used to being considered disabled than special....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Bids awarded for North Middle School project
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Board of Education Monday awarded the heating, cooling and ventilation system project for the renovation of Martinsburg North Middle School to Cumberland, Md.,-...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Bus drivers and aides employed by a Baltimore schools contractor say that unsafe conditions such as fires and mold spores are endangering lives and unfair wages are threatening their livelihoods.
The grievances were aired Thursday at a rally of...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Teachers and graduates exchanged hugs, high-fives and smiles on-stage Wednesday morning as more than 200 people celebrated the graduation of students from the Washington County Job Development Program and Marshall Street School.
As each graduate was...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Debora Coates-Consugar has a penchant for making math simple and enjoyable for students at Summit School, an Edgewater-based, not-for-profit education center for children with dyslexia and other learning problems.
But sometimes the math department chair...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Testing season is upon us as the school year draws to a close and local students engage in the annual rituals of standardized assessments and final exams.
Most kids find these tests a bit stressful. But for those with dyslexia and other learning...