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Dropping in on Autism: One Family's Struggle With ASD & SPD

This post is very special to me. It’s about my best friend Paula and her two-year-old autistic daughter, Samantha. Complications with her insurance company have made it nearly impossible for Sam to get the treatment she needs. 3,239 more words

My Family

What are Developmental Disorders?

Something wasn’t quite right with Mikey. His mom noticed he did not seem as responsive as other babies his age. He didn’t respond to her baby talk and did not seem to make eye contact with her, his dad or grandparents. 921 more words

Autism

What are Developmental Disorders?

Something wasn’t quite right with Mikey. His mom noticed he did not seem as responsive as other babies his age. He didn’t respond to her baby talk and did not seem to make eye contact with her, his dad or grandparents. 922 more words

MRI Scans Can Detect Early Onset of Parkinson's, Study Finds

Oxford University researchers say that by simply having a patient hold still in an MRI scanner, they can detect the early onset of Parkinson’s disease. 140 more words

The Lifetime Cost of Autism Tops $2 Million per Person

U.S. and U.K. scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis of the costs associated with supporting a child with an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) over a lifetime and found that those whose ASD is linked with intellectual disability can accrue up to $2.4 million while those without intellectual disability require about $1.4 million in medical, nonmedical and indirect costs. 271 more words

Michigan Teen Carries Brother 40 Miles for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

A Michigan teen trekked 40 miles with his 7-year-old brother on his back to raise awareness of cerebral palsy, the cerebellar degenerative disorder that prevents his sibling from walking himself. 221 more words