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Service Dogs Prove to Be Boon for Children with Autism

LIVING WITH A DISABILITY BY JERRY LEVINSON When Guiding Eyes for the Blind realized that some of its trained dogs lacked the self-assurance to be guide dogs, it discovered that the animals could be retrained to help children with autism. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service dog is any guide dog, signal dog,


Are Volunteers the Solution?

BY BARRY WALDMAN, DDS, MPH, PhD; STEVEN P. PERLMAN, DDS, MScD, DHL;  LYNN MA.  MISHA GAREY, DDS Why is it that we, who are living in an advanced country, are so dependent upon the volunteering effort of so many for an array of basic medical care for unbelievable numbers of poor and individuals with special needs? The


Genome Sequencing:Hopes And Challenges Of A New Technology

GENETIC ALLIANCE – BY REBECCA DOWNEY & SHARON ROMELCZYK Nearly every newborn baby born in the United States receives screening for certain treatable genetic conditions between 24 to 48 hours after birth. This routine process of newborn screening is a state run public health program that reaches nearly four million babies in the US each


Hope for Children Research Foundation

ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT – BY LYNNE McENIRY, MFA The Colleen Giblin Foundation’s name changed to Hope for Children Reasearch Foundation at their recent 30th Anniversary Celebration – but their focus remains the same. At one time or another in our lives, most of us have probably heard this tried-and-true affirmation by cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that


Prevention, Evaluation, And Management Of Low Bone Density – PART 1

BY PHILIP MAY MD Prevention, Evaluation, and Management of Low Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Encountered in Adults with Developmental and Intellectual DisabilitiesClinical experience and published reports have shown that low BMD is especially common in adults with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, autism, and cerebral palsy.


Anxiety Disorders

BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH PSY.D In military families, service members are involved in situations on a daily basis where significant physical, emotional and psychological injuries are possible. But once daily functioning becomes impacted due to the distressing thoughts or feelings, it may be time to seek assistance.


Read Aloud

BY KIMBERLEE RUTAN McCAFFERTY  Justin bursts into the conference room, sees me, and stops dead in his tracks. A huge smile engulfs his entire face, and he quickly resumes the trajectory that will invariably end in a hug and a kiss from me. The rest of his IEP team laughs at his exuberant welcome, and