Well Being

NYU Child Study Center to Hold Town Hall Meeting, Post “Ransom Notes”

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Back in December, the New York University Child Study Center launched a public awareness advertisement campaign called “Ransom Notes,” in which. The campaign was pulled a few weeks later, in no small part due to the work of disability rights advocacy groups, parents, and many concerned individuals, who questioned the negative portrayal of autism and psychiatric disorders by the “Ransom Notes” campaign. On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the NYU Child Study Center is holding an Online Town Hall on Children's Mental Health. Details can be found here. How can we improve awareness and care of these issues, in ways that do not simply denounce and shame those with conditions like autism, Asperger's Syndrome, bulimia, OCD, depression?