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The case of “Grace”: Addressing racial disparities in ADHD
Like so many in the mental health community we at the Child Mind Institute have been deeply troubled by the story of “Grace,” a Black teenager incarcerated for not doing her court-mandated schoolwork. Grace has ADHD and, like many students with learning disorders, lost much-needed school supports during the pandemic and has struggled with remote learning. For that a judge put her in jail. The impact of racial disparities in the diagnosis, perception and management of learning disorders on BIPOC students is too often left out of the discussion about racial justice. That has to change. Please for a frank, thoughtful conversation with Dr. David Anderson and Dr. Stephanie Lee on learning disorders, race and the damaging effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder
Lea Irzyk was 9 months pregnant with her second child when her 2 year-old son Jack was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Lea discusses life after Jack’s diagnosis and how her two sons reach developmental milestones differently.

Autism – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology
What is Autism? Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving deficits in language, communication, and social behaviors. Find …

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Autism spectrum disorder: Mayo Clinic Radio
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Andrea Huebner, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, discusses autism spectrum disorder. This interview was recorded on Feb. 10, 2020. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person …

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The case of “Grace”: Addressing racial disparities in ADHD

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