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NCADP Webinar: Last Day of Freedom

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)'s May webinar featured Last Day of Freedom, a short documentary about an African-American veteran who was executed despite serious mental health issues. Watch the webinar.  
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Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities – Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice has launched its new project, Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities. Serving Safely is a national initiative designed to improve…
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Autism Rates in Children May Be Higher Than Previously Believed, New CDC Study Finds

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the prevalence of autism is 1.7 percent, up from 1.5 percent from two years earlier. Read more.
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Some Veterans Worry a PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them to Choose: Treatment or Their Guns – The Huffington Post

Despite assurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans worry that diagnosis and treatment of PTSD will result in the government seizing their firearms. Read more.
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How a Teacher’s ‘Junk Science’ Landed a Dad in Jail on Charge of Raping his Autistic Son – The Miami Herald

In this piece, The Miami Herald chronicles that wrongful arrest of Jose Cordero in Miami. Accusations of sexual abuse arose from "hand over hand" communication, which is considered junk science by many. Read more.
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Schools Could Have Done More for Shooter Nikolas Cruz, Experts Say – The Orlando Sentinel

Some special education experts have criticized Broward County Public Schools' failure to adequately treat Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people during a school shooting in Parkland. Read more.
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Fetal Alcohol Disorder May Be Far More Common Than Previously Thought – Cleveland Clinic

A new study has found that the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be higher than previously thought. Abstract Importance Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are costly, life-long disabilities. Older data suggested…
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Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring – Science News

New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding…
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Dr. Brenna Tindall: Sex Offenders, Forensics, and Criminal Justice Evaluations – The Testing Psychologist

This episode of The Testing Psychologist features Dr. Brenna Tindall, who is an expert in forensic evaluations of sex offenders. Read more.