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Featured: Just breathe

I saw tears streaming from Isaac’s terrified eyes, as the mask was pressed against his face. We were there to destroy the nerves in Isaac’s legs.

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What a Middle-Eastern tree taught me about my disabled son

One of my greatest fears is trying to push him somewhere he physically can’t go. Like that sports dad yelling from the sidelines, but at a disabled child who literally cannot do what is being asked. Read More →

Auditory testing can identify children for autism screening, researchers say

Testing at birth could allow for optimized early interventions that improve outcomes. Read More →

Pediatric experts help families navigate difficult conversations about health and illness during the holidays

While conversations about the diagnosis or hospital stays are well meaning, families might not be prepared to have the discussion or answer these personal questions. Read More →

5 ways to make your home more autism-friendly for the holidays

Individuals with autism can feel overwhelmed, anxious and withdrawn over the holidays. Here are how to make this season a bit more friendly for them. Read More →

My special needs son and his art of subtle manipulation

As a 2 year old, Isaac had already learned that toddler eyes and a toothy grin could achieve his goals faster than his arms and legs. Read More →

Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, as reported by parents, rises to 1 in 40

A report released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics show that parents of 1 in 40 U.S. children have reported their child had autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read More →

Photo contest celebrates Assistive Technology Awareness Month

Previous contest winners include adapted computer software that aided a 4th grade student in achieving straight A’s and an innovative mount designed to assist an avid hunter in aiming his rifle, crossbow or shotgun. Read More →

Grateful

I didn’t have what many would call a “typical” childhood. I spent a portion of my youth as a missionary kid in Nigeria. Read More →

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Sun 27

Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair (Virtual)

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 6:00 pm
Sun 27

Online Auction to Benefit Simpson Public Library

September 26 @ 9:00 am - October 4 @ 9:00 pm