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Disabled teens suffering the mental health effects of bullying


New research shows the effect of bullying on disabled teenagers and suggests what schools can do to help. — Read on theconversation.com/disabled-teens-suffering-the-mental-health-effects-of-bullying-101186 Advertisements

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Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Watching The Progress of SB 2344


UPDATE as of May 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM:   Please show your support of SB 2344 in the Illinois House committee by going to this link and filing as a proponent: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=138183 When the House Amendment 1 is discharged … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Norridge SD 80 Parents Fight for Special Education Education at Enger———Status of SB 2344 Amend 1 Sponsored by Senator Mulroe


The Amendment to SB 2344 to guarantee access for Special Education Students for an education at Enger School is scheduled for Hearing, today, April 24, 2018, at 4 pm in front of the Illinois Senate Education Committee in 212 Capitol, … Continue reading

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School Attendance Struggles ?


NEW GUIDES for PARENTS & SCHOOLS: When A Child Struggles with School Attendance NEW GUIDES for PARENTS & SCHOOLS: When A Child Struggles with School Attendance https://t.co/RZbQPOA7xf — Surviving Special Ed (@Surviving_SpEd) March 5, 2018

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Suicide Risk Amongst Children and Youths on the Autism Spectrum


Research has examined the frequency of suicide ideation and attempts, as well as risk factors in children and teens with autism. The percentage of children with autism who had suicidal ideation or attempts was found to be significantly greater than … Continue reading

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Harmon protects families of people with autism from potentially devastating cost increase


The American Psychiatric Association is considering changing the definition of autism spectrum disorder. For most people, this change will probably go all but unnoticed, but for the families of people diagnosed with autism, it’s a source of major concern. They … Continue reading

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Death of autistic boy shines light on national problem


From the Independent by Sarah Cassidy A coroner warned yesterday that the “gross failure” of mental health services to help an autistic boy, who was bullied and committed suicide, could be a national problem affecting others with similar behavioural needs. … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual World Autism Day—Monday, April 2, 2012/April is Autism Awareness Month


The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day is just 20 days away on Monday, April 2, 2012! Please tell us how you are going to celebrate by posting to our wall. We look forward to celebrating the day and Autism Awareness … Continue reading

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Konica Minolta and Jo Ride Bicycles Held a Special Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Keshet International Center to Promote Friendship and Good Will, Which my Children, RJ and Brody attended.


My children, RJ and Brody were recently invited with my wife, Mary Jane and I, by the Illinois Autism Society to the Konica Minolta and Jo Ride Bicycles Special Holiday Gathering  to promote Friendship and Good Will.   The brunch was … Continue reading

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