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Asperger’s syndrome
I have an article in the April 9, 2013 online issue of Education Week Teacher entitled:  ”7 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Special Needs Students.”  In the article, I share the experience of a music teacher who had a young student with Asperger’s syndrome in her class who said he hated music and...
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The December 14th shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, have opened up a Pandora’s box of issues related to mental health.  One controversy in particular relates to the shooter Adam Lanza’s alleged identification as a person with a mild form of autism spectrum disorder called Asperger’s syndrome.  This hearsay diagnosis in turn has ignited a strong rebuttal from the...
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A White House press release dated December 16, 2009, announced that a prominent neurodiversity advocate, Ari Ne'eman, has been named to a key governmental post.  Obama has named Ne'eman to the National Council on Disability, which is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the president and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. ...
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