A Pennsylvania Lutheran church designed a 20-minute program for children with autism. Instruments, puppets and song are used to better engage the children, who often struggle to sit through traditional services.
As summer nears, blogger and middle-school teacher "Mrs. Bluebird" writes that she has noticed more parents taking their children off ADHD medications. While she understands the reasoning, she writes that the students are brimming with excess energy.
People with Down syndrome rarely develop many types of cancer because of two genes, a finding that may eventually help scientists develop new cancer treatments, according to a study in Nature. Because people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome, they get a third copy of genes that may prevent a tumor from getting the nutrients that allow it to grow.
A Florida Montessori school transformed a struggling student with hearing and learning disabilities into a student-government president. Now the school -- one of only two U.S. Montessori schools for children who are deaf -- will expand its student body to include children without hearing disabilities.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday signed into law a bill that requires private health insurers to cover cochlear implants, hearing aids and other treatment for people with hearing disabilities who are younger than 18. Wisconsin is the first state to implement such a measure.