Learning and Developmental Disorders

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Wale | Attention Deficit

It turns out there is merit behind the billion-dollar hype machine that’s been propelling Wale since he surfaced on the face of URB two years ago.
Interscope (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 27, 2009

Review: The Horse Boy

Rupert Isaacson and Kristin Neff seem the best of parents and yet they’re worn down by their four-year-old autistic son, Rowan, with his four-hour tantrums, his rejection of toilet training, his inability to answer to his name.
A compelling real-life adventure
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Adam

As opposed to what happens in most films about mentally challenged characters, the protagonist of Max Mayer's debut feature does not regress into a stereotype. Instead, he shows by contrast how stereotyped all the other characters are.
Sensitive and subtle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009

Review: The Black Balloon

Toni Collette as another unflappable mother? This time to a spoon-banging, shit-smearing autistic teen?
The complicated nature of acceptance
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 01, 2009

Media misfits

The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
News from waaay outside the mainstream
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 03, 2009