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Families dependent on Harmony in Action fear discord threatens programs

Families who rely on Harmony in Action are worried internal strife at the agency is threatening its future.

The charity’s annual general meeting last week descended into chaos, with the president engaging in a shouting match with people in attendance. 658 more words

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Raising a Child with a Mental Disability

There is no doubt that it can be very difficult raising a child that has some form of mental disability. Even though this has its challenges, it can also be extremely rewarding as well. 308 more words

Behavioral Health

People with Down Syndrome are at Higher Risk of These Conditions

Individuals with Down syndrome are at higher risk for a number of health issues when compared to the general population. Such health issues range from issues with hearing to early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. 418 more words

Behavioral Health


Winter season has begun – where’s the sun? Acquiring vitamin D during the cold months is a rare commodity. Without our solar system’s biggest and brightest star, it’s hard for our bodies to produce the active form of vitamin D. 438 more words

Behavioral Health

Road to Independence

What is Developmental Disability?

As defined by federal law, a person is considered to have developmental disability when he has a condition found closely related to mental retardation because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behaviour. 274 more words

Behavioral Health

The Death Of Me

Asperger’s is going to be the death of me

Is it going to kill me?

Am I going to kill it?

Is the world about to end… 107 more words

Mental Health

Like a nice cozy blanket...

I walked away from dropping my kids off at their first day of school feeling absolutely elated! If any of you have been following along with my life, you will know that first days of schools have been nerve racking and stressful! 432 more words

Special Needs