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Mercy and Justice

by David Morstad

Recently overheard: “The concept of mercy has existed in Christianity for 2,000 years, but somehow has fallen out of favor in the last ten.”  I agree with that assessment, and I don’t think it’s a completely bad thing. 493 more words

Civitan Services Denim and Diamonds 2017

Civitan Services – a Saline County organization dedicated to providing services for Men, Women, and Children in Arkansas with Developmental Disabilities – had the privilege of being the first to hold an event at the beautifully refurbished Hill Barn Event Center in Bryant, Arkansas. 475 more words


Sometimes, scientists solve medical mysteries in a day’s work

It all began on a Thursday, the day Dr. Daryl Scott goes to clinic to visit patients. One of the patients was a young male with intellectual disability, developmental delay, macrocephaly (enlarged head) and very flexible joints. 724 more words


Day 18 of 99 Days to FASDay

Even though today’s FASD strategy tip or NB approach is huge, I won’t offer much to illustrate as it’s self-explanatory.  It is a difficult one for parents of any child to follow. 170 more words

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Day 17 of 99 Days to FASDay

I think one area I have always been good at is supporting and advocating for the maiden in the school system. That doesn’t mean I was always able to get her the accommodations she required, it just means I always supported her and tried to educate the teachers and principals about her strengths and challenges.   328 more words

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Day 15 of 99 Days to FASDay

What is Executive Functioning?

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Meet Adele...

So, when I finally took Haylie home from Riley Hospital, she was just over a month old.  She had survived spinal meningitis, though it left her, according to our doctors, “brain damaged” and at risk for multiple “disabilities” in her life ahead.  1,598 more words