by The Editors Today's blog posts: Hang up the hangers - Ryan Bomberger He made the ultimate sacrifice for his son with Down syndrome. This tribute will make you cry. - John Jalsevac DAY 7: Bringing light into the darkness - Shawn Carney Connecticut high school’s pro-life censorship makes national…
by John Jalsevac You can read the full story of what happened to Thomas van der Woude here. In the meantime, enjoy this incredible tribute to a life devoted to self-sacrifice.
A new very moving video pays tribute to a man who drowned while trying to save his disabled son, who has Down Syndrome. Thomas Vander Woude Sr. died in 2008 after leaping into a septic tank to save his youngest son, Joseph, who had fallen in. According to sources at the time, Thomas, 66, allowed […]
Terry McCrann says our economic future depends largely on China - and the sudden drop in iron ore prices tell us we could be in…
Get Good Obsessed: I know the title of the video, ‘A Fat Girl Dancing,’ sounds derogatory, but there’s a reason for it! Whitney Thore grew up a regular weight. However, after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, she gained 200 pounds. Whitney reportedly found it surprising how differently she was treated as an overweight woman […]
NEW ORLEANS?In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers found that total joint replacement patients with three or more metabolic syndrome risk factors were almost three times as likely to have complications within the first year after joint replacement. read more
A judge in Georgia threw out a rape conviction and ordered a new trial, because in his assessment, the victim (a woman with Down syndrome) didn't 'behave like a victim.' Read more...
The appearance of a number of GOP governors at CPAC– Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Texas’s Rick Perry – is a reminder that while governors often make the best presidents — and in 2016 can bring needed gravitas and competence to the presidential race – there are also pitfalls for those seeking national […]
Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a strict diet. Show More Summary
Knowing when luck, not skill, plays a part in investing can shield us from the mistakes that stem from overconfidence.
House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Republican Obama Derange Syndrome Lead Investigator Darrell Issa has a problem: Thanks to House GOP rules, he's limited to serving six years as chairman of the committee that he's made synonymous...Show More Summary
Another dream came true for a Pennsylvania teenager with Down syndrome when he took to the court with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Kevin Grow, 18, of Bensalem, Pa., scored a three-pointer alongside the Globetrotters in front of a hometown crowd Sunday night at Philadelphia’s...
From a long New Yorker "Annals of Psychiatry" piece about Adam Lanza, based on an interview with his father Peter, who said that his son was "Always thinking differently... Just a normal little weird kid."A supposedly extreme thing about...Show More Summary
By Kent Heckenlively For those readers kind enough to notice my absence from the pages of Age of Autism for the past two years I’d like to offer an explanation. If you recall my last articles, I had become very...
A recent thread over at RPGNet reminded me of something I’d heard long ago. I can’t remember the game designer that said it or the exact quote, but it went along the lines of “the problem with Western RPGs is that there are two types of characters; the good gunfighters and the dead ones.” Highlander, obviously, presents a similar problem. Show More Summary
(March 10, 2014) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty per cent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. Show More Summary
In psychology, the term "Napoleon complex" or "short man syndrome" usually refers to men of short stature who are characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior. It is believed that the behavior of these men is compensatory...Show More Summary
Trotting out the blame game in the crack epidemic
With as many as 1.5 million Americans having some form of autism, including milder variants such as what used to be called Asperger Syndrome, many of those on the autism spectrum are also parents. What are the challenges associated with co-parenting with an ‘Aspie’ partner? When you have a family member on the Autism Spectrum […]