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National Middle School Science Competition – $25,000 Prize

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Have a budding young inventor at home always plugging away on their next big idea? What if he or she had the chance to win $25,000 for their latest project?

To help the next generation of great innovators, Discovery Education and 3M are looking for America’s next “Top Young Scientist.” Ten finalists will be . . . → Read More: National Middle School Science Competition – $25,000 Prize

Epilepsy Inspires YA Novel about Extraordinary States of Mind – eBook

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Novel Features Preteen Boy with Disability as Mythic Hero

“It’s time to start emphasizing the potential ‘ability’ in those who are diagnosed with disabilities.” That’s just what writer Steve Finegan recently accomplished in his young-adult fantasy novel INTO THE MIST: SILVER HAND, a story about a boy with temporal lobe epilepsy who becomes a . . . → Read More: Epilepsy Inspires YA Novel about Extraordinary States of Mind – eBook

Teen Depression

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Increased Stress Puts More Teens at Risk, Doctor Warns Spot Early Signs Your Teen is Struggling – Before It Gets Bad

Adolescence is difficult in the best of times. It’s doubly stressful for kids today; they’re experiencing the same worries and insecurities as adults in this troubled economy, and with far fewer coping skills. . . . → Read More: Teen Depression

The Routine and Security of a Familiar Environment to Study In, May Reduce Unnecessary Anxiety

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Friends of ours recently asked their 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter what they wanted to be when they grew up. Their son said a firefighter, their daughter…Cinderella . While many children at that age do pursue the profession they dreamed of, many more change their minds once or twice, and . . . → Read More: The Routine and Security of a Familiar Environment to Study In, May Reduce Unnecessary Anxiety

GMC TV Presents TO SAVE A LIFE, Jan. 29 (World Premiere Movie)

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Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teenagers according to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). On Sunday, January 29 (at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET), GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment, will present the world television premiere of To Save A Life, a GMC World . . . → Read More: GMC TV Presents TO SAVE A LIFE, Jan. 29 (World Premiere Movie)

Shaving and Autistic Teens: Teaching Autism Child to Shave

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What seem like everyday activities to you and me, can be insurmountable tasks to someone with autism. Shaving for example is something most of us don’t think twice about. Guys that shave usually do it daily. For autistic teens both behavioral and sensory issues come into play making that routine shave…not so routine.

It’s . . . → Read More: Shaving and Autistic Teens: Teaching Autism Child to Shave

The Miracle Project – Book and DVD

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Recently, Wyatt Isaacs, Jack Black and Stephen Stills headlined the “Autism is Awesome” benefit concert in support of The Miracle Project.

Founded in 2004, THE MIRACLE PROJECT is a multi-platform socialization program that enables children and teens with autism and other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, . . . → Read More: The Miracle Project – Book and DVD

Raising an Autistic Child – A Mother’s Thoughts

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It’s been 12 years since I brought home my precious baby boy home for the first time. The years have gone by so fast. As I look back on the years behind us, I get a little scared. I can’t help but think that the older he gets, the less time he will have . . . → Read More: Raising an Autistic Child – A Mother’s Thoughts

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