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  • Upset autistic little boy covering his ears and feeling distressed and overwhelmed by the loud noises in preschool

    Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder affecting social, behavioral, and communication skills… What is autism? Autism is a developmental brain disorder. It affects your social, behavioral, and communication skills. People who have autism start showing signs at an early age. Autism levels vary from…

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    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting speech and behavior… What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome (also known as just Asperger’s) is a developmental disorder. It is one form of the autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ASD). It causes impaired language and communication skills as…

  • caregiver and mentally disabled woman learning at the computer, special education

    Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    Caring for a person who has intellectual or developmental disabilities can be challenging and rewarding… cooking, banking, transportation, social situations, health care visits, and jobs. Three of the best-known intellectual or developmental disabilities are Down syndrome, autism, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many families care…

  • a female caregiver puts her arm around an elderly woman as they walk outside

    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… for a long time or never goes away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism) Cancer Effects…

  • Child with head down on table, refusing to eat

    Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Tips, tricks and advice on how to deal with a picky eater at home and at school… child (preschool age), this is normal. Most children outgrow their picky eating habits. However, children who have a developmental disability, such as autism, may be picky eaters for…

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    Speech and Language Delay

    A speech and language delay is when your child doesn’t talk as much as most other children their age… disability Other developmental or genetic disorders include: Psychosocial deprivation (the child doesn’t spend enough time talking with adults) Being a twin Autism (a developmental disorder) Elective…

  • Doctor injects vaccine into a child's arm

    Immunizations

    Vaccinations are safe, effective, and required for many activities including school. Maintaining a vaccine schedule will protect you from many… Baby Shingles International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy Measles outbreaks Things to consider There is proof that childhood vaccines do not cause autism. In fact, the…

  • Preschool boy plays on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli).

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli)… What is sensory processing disorder? Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli). Sensory information includes things you see, hear, smell,…

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental… Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental illness. It can be used to treat…

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. They are usually… What is tuberous sclerosis? Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. These growths can…

  • group of happy children sitting on the edge of a trampoline outside

    Your Child’s Mental Health

    A mentally healthy child can develop friendships, learn new things and do well in school. Early detection of issues can… Mental health is just as important as physical health. It affects how we think and feel about ourselves and the people around us. Good mental…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… If you or your child missed vaccines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to make sure your vaccine schedule is…

  • A doctor gives a child a vaccine in the arm. There are many misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to avoid common vaccine myths.

    Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion… There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. If you find yourself trying to decide if you’re for or against them, here is some evidence-based information offered to clear up…

  • Dark-haired doctor wearing white jacket puts bandage on girl's arm

    Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

    Most schools and daycares require certain childhood vaccines, but they’re also good for your child’s health… A vaccine is a preventive treatment for certain medical diseases. These are diseases that are caused by infections and spread from person-to-person. Vaccines contain a weakened version of…

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    The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases… There has been confusion and misunderstandings about vaccines. But vaccinations are an important part of family and public health. Vaccines prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous,…

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Fear of Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are… No matter how old you are, getting a shot at the doctor’s office is no fun. As adults, we recognize that the benefit is worth…

  • A child having a tantrum and clenching their fists and screaming

    What You Can Do to Change Your Child's Behavior

    Take a positive approach to teach your child good behavior… There are many things that can cause a child to have temper tantrums, emotional outbursts, and general “bad” or unexpected behavior. These can include biological reasons, like being hungry or overtired. It can include…