I should hasten to add that eyeglasses for students who need them are an inexpensive intervention. In the enormous quantities
School children of all ages can develop a school phobia from preschool to high school. Early intervention is essential and
To truly understand the miracle of seeing all of your children work together, you must first understand the heartbreak of seeing your own child, who was once such a bubbly, joyful baby, so disengaged during a time that is supposed to be magical and exciting.
The growing number of cases of microcephaly, caused by congenital Zika infection, has been declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that "everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we originally thought."
Thanks to the compassionate scientists, clinicians, and policy advocates who are creating, providing and promoting all these better brain health tools and programs, there is much cause for hope for the future of mental health care.
Two bills to improve psychiatric care are moving through Congress.
New evidence that early intervention can make a huge difference.
Parenting is a journey and a challenge. At #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, I attended the panel, Storytelling Builds Bridges: I Want You To Know Me; Storytelling about Special Needs Parenting and Disability. It drew a room full of mothers and fathers of "atypical" children. The top takeaway was, "When you share your stories with virtual strangers, you are not alone."
Recognizing more children with autism means more opportunity for intervention and a greater chance of a better future for these children.
Before the outburst, I'd told myself I'd stay cool. We were doing what was best for C and that is what mattered. This whole thing was not a value judgment on him or on our parenting. And yet, suddenly, I was the parent who did not want to hear it.