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Myiles’ Story-Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Myiles is 4 year’s old, he was born on September 7th 2012 5lbs 13ounces he was beautiful.When he was 15 months old he was diagnosed with Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy est: 100 patients have been diagnosed in the U.S AND 1,000 patients have been diagnosed in the U.K. He had a rough start from birth, he had water in his lungs, he was not breathing on his own, he spent 13 day’s In the […]

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Building Healthy & Inclusive Communities

Throughout Healthy Communities, Special Olympics seeks to collaborate with mission-aligned organizations that often traditionally miss the population that Special Olympics serves. Special Olympics has set a goal of having 100 locations recognized as Healthy Communities by 2020. When Kenny Canon’s pain resulted in a trip to the emergency room, his mother began to worry. “He had toothaches, was in a lot of pain and said he was dizzy,” said Kenny’s mother, Shirley. “He told me […]

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Interventions For Autism We Found Useful With Our Grandchild

BY DENIS ROGERS, MD REMARKS FROM DR GILLIAN FORRESTER, PHD AND DR CLAUDIA GONZALEZ PHD We have a grandchild who was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at around 18 months. She had seemed to develop normally up until the age of 18 months and then regressed. It was as if pathways in the brain, previously open, had become blocked. She is now seven and has shown amazing improvement. Her “stimming” (obsessive repetitive behavior) […]

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The Benefit of Robotic Smart Toys for Children with Autism     

For children with autism, social situations can be challenging, as humans are, by nature, unpredictable beings. A particular setting that can create problems for children with autism is the classroom. Children with autism have the unique experience of being extremely capable of learning all of the same materials as children without autism, but are hindered by the social aspect of learning from another person. One particular tool for bridging the gap for children with autism […]