I’m Alexander, but I go by Sasha (a salute to my Russian and Ukrainian background). I’m in my early 20s, I’m from New York and I am a recent college graduate, with a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD, and for many years, I ..
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Movement fosters motor development, strength, and flexibility. It helps prevent contractures and deformities. Many children w..
The National Autism Center announces the completion of the National Standards Project and the publication of the National Standards Report. The National Standards Project answers one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how do we e..
Sometimes medication or surgery can help manage symptoms associated with cerebral palsy (CP). Your child’s doctor may recommend either or both to manage pain, spasticity, bone deformities, or seizures. Be sure to discuss potential side effects of treatm..
Hi – My name is J-Jaye Hurley and I am mom to a 7 month old baby girl named Reese, and mom to my 7 year old son, Jackson who was diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism at the age of 2. Jackson’s story is similar to so many diagnosed with ASD. We ha..
Transitions can be hard, even for an infant. Do your best to make the transition from the hospital to your home a smooth one for your new baby and you. Here are a few tips: A Restful Environment Your baby will need a restful, healthy environment to make a..
Overview of the National Standards Project What is the Purpose? The National Standards Project serves three primary purposes: To identify the level of research support currently available for educational and behavioral interventions used with individuals ..
On December 7, 2011, Doug and I celebrated Liam’s 1st birthday. It was a fun day that included all the typical birthday festivities: food, games, eating his birthday cake. Liam was a typically-developing one-year-old who was talking and playing. Two mon..
The pleasure watching a child enjoying a favorite meal or birthday cake is familiar to all. Meals are a time for you to insure your child’s proper nutrition to promote health and development and a time for the whole family to share and connect with each..
A variety of treatment options are available for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Although there is no cure, various treatments and therapies can help manage your child’s symptoms and improve skills for activities of daily living. Resources are also a..