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When "early intervention" is earlier than you think.

I speak to plenty of parents of special needs, pre-school children, who plan to get their child services. Great!

If you have a child with physical challenges or a learning disability, it is a good idea to start the early intervention process before they enter kindergarten. 223 more words

Special Needs


My sister, Carmen, is legally blind and has a childlike mentality. When she was 40 days old a babysitter dropped her on her head. Her skull was fractured, thus labeling her for life as  318 more words


Wait…I'm going home? Things to know about getting into your front door.

This is a common, panicked reaction of MANY folks who are faced with returning to their homes after a rehab stay.  Whether you are getting to know your newly implanted hip, learning to get around on a walker, or now living life on 4 wheels, its all new.   805 more words

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"Whatever You Find To Do": A Lesson From Rwanda

From time to time, I find myself in a situation which overwhelms my senses, my intellect and my emotions. Being the guy I am, I try to keep things together, and I hesitate to let the feelings percolate too closely to the surface. 765 more words

Firefly Upsee: Making Huge Strides for a Military Family

Earlier this month, we received an email and video from Amy Bowns, a military wife and mother, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  “I just wanted to share a video I made of my daughter, Tennyson, using the new Upsee walking device.   1,164 more words