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US: One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed
Science Daily, 9 January 2020. [12-01-2020]
The findings show that despite growing awareness about autism, it is still under-diagnosed, particularly in black and Hispanic people.
Parents of poorly children feel isolated and lonely
ITV, 6 January 2020. [09-01-2020]
A charity has warned that the families of seriously ill children are much more at risk of suffering from social isolation and feelings of loneliness.
UK: Number of children with anorexia on the rise
Nicola Davis - The Guardian, 23 October 2019. [24-10-2019]
Rate of eating disorder in preteen children appears to have doubled in past decade.
Things parents of kids with special needs hate and how to be supportive
Rebecca Hastings - The Washington Post, 5 April 2018. [07-04-2018]
It can be tough for people who are not in that position to know what to say or do to help parents of kids with special needs. Here are seven things to avoid and seven things you can do instead.
In children, impulsivity may be linked with weight loss when treated
ScienceDaily, 19 March 2018. [20-03-2018]
Children with obesity may be more impulsive than those with normal weight, but during family-based behavioral treatment, the more impulsive of children with obesity may lose more weight, a new study suggests.
Children with special needs can be an asset to society
Lucy Beattie - The Guardian, 20 March 2018. [20-03-2018]
On Down’s Syndrome Day, the public and businesses should challenge their perception of what children with additional needs are capable of.
Obesity rates in young children are on the rise
Emily Price - Fortune, 27 February 2018. [28-02-2018]
Obesity rates among young US children were thought to be on the decline, but a new study published this week suggests that there’s instead been a significant rise in overweight children since 2013.
Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans, study finds
Science News - 9 February 2018. [13-02-2018]
Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make advance care plans in the event of the parent's or other caretaker's death or disability, according to a new nationwide U.S. survey.
How to parent “equally” when one of your children has a disability
The Huffington Post, 20 June 2017. [21-06-2017]
Balancing the demands of more than one child is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if one of your children has special needs.
10 Child Marriages rise in urban India, decline in rural
Ians Vipul Vivek - India West, 11 June 2017. [11-06-2017]
Underage marriages, especially of girls, are rising in urban India and declining in rural India, according to a new analysis of census data, but while the immediate reasons are not clear, patriarchy and the continuing hold of tradition are implicated.
11 When children suffer trauma, adults must pay heed
Steven Berkowitz - Lancaster Online, 11 June 2017. [11-06-2017]
PTSD is not just a disease of war. It can affect any individual, at any age. For children, the effects of PTSD can be especially challenging to identify, and often children do not receive effective treatments until they have suffered for many years.
12 5 ways marriage is harder in 2017
Danielle Page - NBC News Better, 6 June 2017. [09-06-2017]
The unique hurdles couples are dealing with in the modern age — from social media to more baggage.
13 Overweight children are being turned into social outcasts
Colin Fernandez - Daily Mail, 7 June 2017. [08-06-2017]
Overweight children have fewer friends and are more disliked than their thinner schoolmates, a study found. They are also more likely to have unreciprocated friendships – thinking other children are their friends when the feeling is not mutual.
14 Challenges of parenting children with disabilities in Africa
Doreen Nawa - Zambia Daily Mail Limited, 4 June 2017. [05-06-2017]
No-one would claim that parenting is easy, but when one has a child with a disability, there is a whole new level of challenges involved.
15 When parenting feels like drowning
Jami Ingledue - Huffpost, 1 May 2017. [02-05-2017]
Parenting is demanding and overwhelming under the best of circumstances. But parenting a child who has behavioral health needs such as Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, feels like you are drowning, all of the time, relentlessly.
16 Why are we criminalizing behavior of children with disabilities?
Valerie Strauss - The Washington Post, 25 April 2017. [26-04-2017]
If school districts are going to continue to station police officers in schools, they should heed federal guidance to adopt written policies that clearly limit officers’ roles to safety and security, not routine school discipline. We must equip our schools to positively and proactively address the behavioral needs of students with disabilities, not arrest children in need of support.
17 Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight
Camilla Turner - The Telegraph, 24 April 2017. [24-04-2017]
Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found. Eating meals at the same time every day and watching less than half an hour of television a day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.
18 700 disabled children "injured in schools while restrained"
The Herald, 8 April 2017. [08-04-2017]
Hundreds of disabled children were injured in schools while being physically restrained, an investigation has found. Pupils were pinned face down on the floor, strapped into chairs, suffered broken bones and one had their head covered with a “spit Hood”, according to 5 live Investigates.
19 Autism: The children who find haircuts painful
Lucy Ballinger - BBC News, 8 April 2017. [08-04-2017]
Sitting in a hairdresser's chair may sound simple, but for a child with autism having a haircut can be painful. One barber has developed a unique technique where he will cut a child's hair during long periods while sitting on the floor, on window sills or even in the car.
20 Careful planning needed for families with special needs children
Liz Skinner - Investment News, 31 March 2017. [01-04-2017]
Clients who have special needs children require distinctive planning help in order to save enough resources for a lifetime of care in ways that don't jeopardize collection of federal benefits. Advisers need to help families save without risking eligibility of federal benefits.
21 In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children gave up on life
Maine Public, 30 March 2017. [01-04-2017]
The Swedish word uppgivenhetssyndrom sounds like what it is: a syndrome in which kids have given up on life. That's what several hundred children and adolescents have done — literally checked out of the world for months or years. They go to bed and don't get up. They're unable to move, eat, drink, speak or respond. All of the victims of the disorder, sometimes called resignation syndrome, have been youngsters seeking asylum after a traumatic migration, mostly from former Soviet and Yugoslav states.
22 To the parents of children who stare at my disabled daughter
Valerie Strauss - The Washington Post, 22 March 2017. [23-03-2017]
A professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and successful writer of several books tells us about his family and offers an unusual lesson for everybody.
23 How to help children with autism make, and keep, friends
Arlene Karidis - The Washington Post, 20 March 2017. [20-03-2017]
To be successful, these kids need to begin exercising their social and emotional muscles early, and in different settings, with children who have similar issues, and with those who do not. There are plenty of opportunities to gain experience in special programs designed for them, such as autism group meetups where they may engage with people their age who have similar needs.
24 Eating disorder concerns are worth acting on
Jill U. Adams - Herald Tribune, 114 March 2017. [14-03-2017]
Approximately half of teenage girls and a quarter of teenage boys are dissatisfied with their bodies. Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating most commonly emerge during the adolescent years, but there are younger and younger cases, as young as 5 years old.
25 Parents of children with learning disability fear reactions
Haroon Siddique - The Guardian, 30 November 2016. [30-11-2016]
Almost two-thirds of parents of children with a learning disability say that they have missed a social engagement because of fear about what the public reaction to their child will be, a survey has found. Also, 70% of parents of children with a learning disability have felt unwelcome in public and a fifth have been asked to leave a public space due to their child’s behaviour, heightening their sense of isolation.

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