Special Needs – The Other End of the Stick
Five years ago I became my granddaughter Maggie’s aid at school. Maggie has severe Cerebral Palsy. She is non-verbal, can’t
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The Devastating Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
The official definition of schizophrenia according to the National Institute of Mental Illness (NIHM) is as follows: “Schizophrenia is a
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The High Costs of Autism
Autism was a word barely known 20 years ago, with America’s only real reference an award-winning performance of an “idiot
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8 mistakes I made as a mom of an autisic child
Before my son’s diagnosis of Autism, I had never even heard about the condition. No one in my family was
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Postpartum Depression—A Treatable Disorder
Every year in the United States 6.4 million babies are born and put into the arms of proud and excited
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Bipolar Disorder and Education
  Education Education is so important for someone with bipolar disorder. The more we know and understand, the better off
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10 Things We Did To Help Our Son Speak
Our son was non-verbal until the age of 3 and need-based verbal until the age of 5. Now, at the
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The United States National Tragedy of Death by Suicide
Death is an inevitable part of living, and most humans struggle to remain alive for as long as possible. But,
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What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. A stable mood is something that we want. We want to feel and react
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How green spaces help boost mental health
Depression is defined as a medical condition that negatively affects how one feels, thinks, and reacts. Depression causes feelings of
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The conflict within
I stood in the middle of my son’s classroom , watching all his classmates confident and excited ,dressed as their
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Dear Special Needs Parent
Dear fellow special needs parent, I want you to know that you are not alone. I want you to know
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ADHD in toddlers
Does My Child Suffer From ADHD? How Can I Bring Them Up?
What is ADHD? ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological condition that causes kids to lose concentration and
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Early Intervention and Autism
Current estimates reveal that approximately 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, commonly referred to under
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A Gen-Xer’s Mystery Solved
I was born on an Air Force Base in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969. We later moved to
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