April 2010


A Library of Free Toys Just for Children with Disabilities?

The costs of toys can add up, especially if children with disabilities -- such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) -- need them for therapy. For many parents, finding beneficial products can be confusing, time-consuming, and expensive. But a new program called Capable Kids and Families allows parents to bypass the hassle, by selecting the best of the best, and allowing special needs families to borrow them for free.

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    If You Could "Return" Your Challenging ADHD Child, Would You?

    News of adoptive mother Torry Hansen's decision to send Artyem Saviliev, the boy she adopted from Russia, all alone on a plane to his country of origin because of his behavioral and psychiatric problems has thrown the spotlight on Russian adoptions and the challenges of special needs parenting (whether biological or adoptive). ADDitude's parenting blogger Kay Marner, mom to an adopted ADHD daughter, shares these thoughtful insights.

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    No Child Left Behind Made Sure Students with Learning Disabilities Count, Now Let's Make Sure They Graduate

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized as No Child Left Behind under President George W. Bush's administration, is up for renewal. President Barack Obama has called for Congress to vote on this education bill before the fall 2010 elections. Here, the National Center on Learning Disabilities outlines how this overarching federal education law affecting kindergarteners through high schoolers can be improved to ensure greater academic success and higher graduation rates for students with ADD/ADHD and LD.

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