Turing Stress To Joy During The Holidays

BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH If your service member is deployed or training, either celebrate early if they are leaving around the holiday time, or after the official season, to include them if they are going to return soon after the holidays December can be a stressful time for families, whether together or apart for the holiday season. Remember that children often look to their parents or other adults to figure out how to navigate their stress […]

Good Nutrition Starts At Home

BY ERIN VLASAK – IF YOU EAT RIGHT AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BURNING OFF THE CALORIES! IT TAKES THE GUESS WORK RIGHT OUT OF THE PICTURE.   BY ERIN VLASAK, M.S. AND GINA FRISINA M.S.E.D   People choose what food they will eat for a variety of reasons. Some people eat out of stress, while others mindlessly eat in front of the television. Regardless of what food we […]

The Cards Are Stacked Against You

ANCORA IMPARO RICK RADER, MD ■ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A triple threat in baseball is a player who could run, hit and field. In the special needs community, a triple threat is a player who can envision, advocate and activate. This morning I led some guests on a tour of the Orange Grove Center where I have been lucky enough to call home for the last 20 years. One of the highlights of the tour is our […]

Winter Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations

Winter Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Jan 29, 2015 Posted on 27. Jan, 2015 by superuser in Rick Rader MD, Info Blast AADMD INFO BLAST – For AADMD Members and Friends Winter Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Some tips from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). A car battery can charge electric wheelchair during power outage from #Juno. More tips for people w/ #disabilities: http://1.usa.gov/1mV8QJH Did you know that infants lose heat […]

Allergies and Children with Disabilities

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY BY H. BARRY WALDMAN, DDS, MPH, PHD, KRISTIN COMPTON, DMD AND STEVEN P. PERLMAN, DDS, MSCD, DHL (HON) The ADA legislation can help people with asthma and allergies obtain safer, healthier environments where they work, shop, eat and go to school. “It’s 1 p.m. at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Lena Paskewitz’s kindergarten class is filled with the happy hum of kids getting ready for […]

The Case for Hairy Arms

BY RICK RADER, MD * EDITOR-IN-CHIEF After being on vacation for a week, Susan comes back all aglow. Aglow and exhausted. Susan is the Administrative Assistant at the Habilitation Center at Orange Grove and she was on a pilgrimage to Disneyworld with her family and granddaughter Presley. Aglow and exhausted best describes the human condition of spending a week at the Orlando mecca for what is billed (along with Disneyland) as the “happiest place on […]