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Top Comments of 2012

By January 2, 2013

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Top 12Nine lists in, we've looked at the most-read blog posts, articlescategories, and Readers Respond pages of the year just past. To complete the dozen, here are three lists of the posts you've commented most on -- including the most-commented on posts of the year, the most-commented-on new posts, and the all-time most-commented-on posts that received additions in 2012. Are your opinions included? Add your take on these hot topics.

Top 12 Most-Commented-On Posts of 2012

These are the posts you had most to say about in 2012, regardless of the year they were first written. That year is included in parentheses.

  1. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant to Girl With Intellectual Disability (2012)
  2. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  3. College scholarships for students with special needs (2007)
  4. Special Education Comes to Catholic School (2010)
  5. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint ... Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  6. NBC: 5,000+ Hours for Olympics, 0 Hours for Paralympics (2012)
  7. Ritalin for autism? (2005)
  8. No First-Class Treatment on American Airlines for Passenger With Down Syndrome (2012)
  9. Hey, NBC Found an Hour and a Half for the Paralympics! (2012)
  10. Is Being Short a Disability? (2006)
  11. Asperger Syndrome on The Big Bang Theory (2009)
  12. Watch the Arthur Asperger's Episode Online (2010)

Top 12 Most-Commented-On New Posts of 2012

Several of these made it into the top 12 of all posts, but there were other topics introduced this year that also got you talking. The date of the post is included in parentheses:

  1. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant to Girl With Intellectual Disability (January 13)
  2. NBC: 5,000+ Hours for Olympics, 0 Hours for Paralympics (July 12)
  3. No First-Class Treatment on American Airlines for Passenger With Down Syndrome (September 6)
  4. Hey, NBC Found an Hour and a Half for the Paralympics! (August 14)
  5. Why Are People Still Not Taking Food Allergies Seriously? (January 5)
  6. Yes, You Really Have to Go to PTA Meetings (October 23)
  7. Teacher Says, "Most Parents Don't Give a Darn" (August 29)
  8. The Teacher You Fear Your Child Will Get (August 23)
  9. Whose Job It Is to Care (March 28)
  10. Finally, A Smile as Big as the Moon Is a Movie (January 24)
  11. Four Things I Wish Schools Would Pay More Attention to Than Lunch (February 17)
  12. Parent Draws Attention to Patent War Over Communication App (April 6)

Top 12 All-Time Most-Commented-On Posts That Received Additions in 2012

Some posts just keep drawing comments, year after year. To top off our Top 12 of 2012, these dozen posts have the highest overall comment count of any post receiving comments this year. Year and total number of comments are in parentheses.

  1. Does Mady Gosselin Need Discipline, or a Diagnosis? (2009/150)
  2. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009/105)
  3. Is Being Short a Disability? (2006/92)
  4. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint ... Easy? Inhumane? (2007/72)
  5. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant to Girl With Intellectual Disability (2012/66)
  6. Fear of Escalators (2008/47)
  7. College scholarships for students with special needs (2007/43)
  8. Children With Down Syndrome in Demand for Adoption (2006/42)
  9. Special Education Comes to Catholic School (2010/29)
  10. Extreme Makeover to Help Family With Chiari Malformation (2007/29)
  11. Ritalin for autism? (2005/24)
  12. Asperger Syndrome on The Big Bang Theory (2009/24)

For the rest of the tops of 2012, check my month-by-month tallies accumulating at 2012 in Review.

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