Monday, May 8, 2017

Policy and Legislation, Child Mind Institute, More

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE NEWS. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a health care bill last week that some observers feel will have detrimental effects for many Americans, including children who may be part of the 2e community.
  • Disability Scoop noted that the new legislation would affect the reimbursement schools now are able to seek for services under IDEA. Read more
  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry issued a statement on the passage of the bill by the house: "As a professional medical association dedicated to helping and protecting children and families, we were extremely disappointed by the U.S. House of Representatives vote to pass the American Health Care Act by a slim margin of 217-213." Find the statement
  • And the Council for Exceptional Children, in the context of an invitation to its annual Legislative Summit, also pointed out the bill's potentially harmful effects; read more

CHILD MIND INSTITUTE. This organization is sponsoring #MyYoungerSelf. Here's what it says about the event: "Each day in May, the Child Mind Institute is sharing short videos from prominent figures about their personal experiences growing up with a mental health or learning disorder — and the advice they would give their younger selves and others in the midst of the same struggle." Find who has already spoken.

STEAM LEARNING. TED has assembled a playlist of talks on the topic of STEAM learning and how to make it fun. Looking for ways to do that? Take a look.

ADOLESCENTS AND TECHNOLOGY USE -- the good and the bad. More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, according to a new study written up at Science Daily. However, on days that adolescents spent more time using digital technologies they were less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety. Read more.

EVENT. On May 17, Jacqui Byrne of FlexSchool will present on the characteristics and challenge of 2e students, addressing the myth of the "lazy, gifted student." The event is in Westfield, New Jersey. Find out more.

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