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May 5-12 Is Cri Du Chat Awareness Week


  Posted on May 9, 2018 - 3:48pm

Also known as 5p-minus Syndrome or Lejeune’s Syndrome, Cri Du Chat is a rare genetic disorder in which a variable part of chromosome 5 is missing or deleted. The disorder was first described by Dr. Jerome Lejeune in 1963, who named it Cri Du Chat, or cry of the cat, based on the characteristic, cat-like cry of affecte...


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TOB: Words Creating Worlds


  Posted on May 1, 2018 - 10:51am

"I love him sooooo much!" I squeal and clap my hands, then stretch my fingers out and wiggle them, eyes wide, crouched, ready to tickle my six-year-old son Tobin. He looks me right in the eyes, an expectant grin growing across his face. We lock eyes for a good five seconds: I’m crouched and ready, while he stands wit...


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May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month


  Posted on Apr 23, 2018 - 1:20pm

Every May, organizations all over join the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) to promote Better Hearing & Speech Month. Help celebrate by learning more about communication disorders and available treatment options! Facts Approximately 46 million Americans experience some form of communication disorder. (20...


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April Is Autism Awareness Month


  Posted on Apr 18, 2018 - 12:47pm

What is autism? Autism is a highly variable neurodevelopmental disorder, with symptoms generally appearing within the first two years of a child’s development. Autism is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, as the term “spectrum” refers to the wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels o...


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March Is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month


  Posted on Mar 15, 2018 - 2:26pm

To honor Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, you may see many people wearing green. Why green? The color was chosen to reflect youthfulness and new growth, as well as hope for advancements in treatment and acceptance. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early ...


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March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month


  Posted on Mar 9, 2018 - 10:55am

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every 9 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a brain injury, and every day, 137 people die in the U.S. because of a traumatic brain-related injury. In addition, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury each year; however, the total numb...


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