special education

Specialists, support groups and stimulant medications help families cope with the unusual cognitive and personality effects of type 1 myotonic dystrophy

posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:27pm
*Many people interviewed for this article asked not to be identified to protect the privacy of affected family members. “Everybody knows the word apathy,” says a California woman whose 25-year-old daughter’s type 1 myotonic dystrophy (MMD1, sometimes called DM1) was diagnosed just a few years ago. “People use the word loosely. I don’t think it does justice to the reality of this disease.”
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:39pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
State and federal law requires school districts to provide assistive technology (AT) and specialized instruction for learning disabilities (LD) to qualifying students. But parents may have a difficult time convincing their school districts that these services will benefit their child. Parents stand a better chance of getting special services if they know what to ask for, why they’re asking for it...
posted on September 1, 2007 - 9:45pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
NOTE: If your local bookstore doesn't have a book mentioned in Quest, usually it can be ordered through the store by providing the author's name, title and/or publisher. Often, books also can be ordered online. Reviewed books are not available through MDA. Sports and the Physically Challenged: An Encyclopedia of People, Events, and Organizations, by Linda Mastandrea and Donna Czubernat, 175...
posted on January 1, 2007 - 4:13pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out, edited by Elizabeth B. Keefe, Ph.D., Veronica M. Moore, Ph.D., and Frances R. Duff, M.A., 218 pages, 2006, $19.95. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, (800) 638-3775, www.brookespublishing.com. A message of inclusion resonates through the personal stories told by special education teachers, students and their parents in this book.