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Settlement in Dyslexia Discrimination Case Shows the System at Work

By law, employers can’t discriminate against workers with disabilities. That includes learning disab... See More

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A Government Reminder to Schools: Don’t Overlook Twice-Exceptional Kids

Many gifted children also have learning or attention issues. But if they’re doing well in school, th... See More

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Thank You, Pixar: Why “Inside Out” Is Great for Kids With Attention Issues

Both of my kids have attention issues. We talk a lot about emotions and needing to control them. I’v... See More

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TA Center Will Be a New Ally for College Students

@millie0416:  Yes, students with autism will be eligible for assistance from TA Centers. For these c...

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