Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

False Arrest

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System By William King Self, Jr., CELA There are large numbers of underserved individuals with mental illness in communities across the U.S.–largely due the federal government’s failure to fund community programs in the wake of deinstitutionalization. A disproportionate number of these individuals become embroiled with the criminal justice system. […]

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Posted: June 21st, 2012 | 5 Comments »

How to Fight Bullying

By Judith C. Saltzman Parents increasingly recognize the dangers of bullying. One nationwide survey finds that 30 percent of parents with kids ages 12-17 fear bullying more than kidnapping! Children with disabilities are even more at risk. Another study finds that those with autism are three times more likely than neurotypical children to become victims. […]

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Posted: June 7th, 2012 | 1 Comment »