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A Second Homecoming...

So, within our first few days in the ICU, we knew that the meningitis had caused extensive brain damage.  And we knew that she was mostly out of the woods.  936 more words

Overcoming paralysis with a single step

In a recent stress dream, I sat in an airport coffee shop knowing I was supposed to board a plane, but with no recollection of when the it was going to take off or from which gate. 492 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Assistive Technology and Reading Disabilities

Learning Disabilities (LD) manifest in multiple ways. Categories include mathematics, written expression, and reading. Within reading you have a few more categories, namely: word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. 825 more words

Autism

Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD 

Two very exciting announcements in today’s 2017 Ontario Budget for FASD and Developmental Disabilities:

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Supporting Those Affected by FASD… 372 more words

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Life, laminated

The most exciting thing that’s happened this week is that I came up with a new way to organize our growing collection of picture cards for Monkey’s visual supports. 797 more words

Parenting

Do I Have ADHD?

In the last post, I discussed the history of ADHD, as well as its signs and symptoms. Diagnostic materials are not created equally. The standard checklist from DSM-5 can be a little confusing and does not check for some of the common signs of ADHD (e.g., lack of social skills, aggression, handwriting). 1,725 more words

Developmental Disability

Does ADHD Exist?

Many people these days are questioning whether or not Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is real. Some say that there is no disorder, rather it is young parents who do not know how to control children. 887 more words

Autism