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posted: Friday April 1st - 10:30am

Managing Impulsive Behavior: An Argument Against Special Accommodations

As an adult with ADD/ADHD and LD, I am still prone to angry outbursts -- I nearly exploded while waiting in an endless line during a recent trip to the store -- but I don't get any special treatment to help me calm down. So how can we help prepare special-needs kids who will one day live in my reality?

The universe has a great sense of humor. I know this for a fact because of what happened the other day when I went shopping. I had a short list and had planned to be in and out of the store quickly. With the Nerf guns under one arm and the giant bag of Chex Mix under the other, I was anxiously trying to find the...
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