Kristine Barnett won't soon forget the "most devastating day in the life" of her son. Jacob, called "Jake," her then 3-year-old, had recently stopped talking and had been diagnosed with autism. One day, she dropped him off at a gymnastics...Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 and is working on his own theory of relativity.
A group of New York students with "learning disabilities" have their supposedly talented and gifted counterparts eating humble pie these days. This David and Goliath story illustrates what many parents of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome...You really don't want to get into a trivia contest with kids who have Asperger's syndrome.
It sounds like somebody has been watching too many reality shows. Namely, Wendy Portillo, a teacher at Morningside Elementary in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She turned her kindergarten classroom into a cruel version of Survivor by allowing her students...