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President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDIt's difficult for any child to thrive without a stable home, but for a child with a disability, it's practically impossible. Raising children with special needs means frequent visits to medical and psychological specialists, regular appointments with therapists, constant interaction with the school system and managing complicated prescription needs and medical equipment.

The Missing Link

Courtney
McGrath
Researcher Explores Connection Between Motor Learning Deficits and Communication and Socialization Impairments in Children with Autism

Dr. Stewart Mostofsky with ChildMost everyone knows the classic symptoms of autism: poor communication and difficulty interacting with others. Most treatment and research efforts focus on these deficits, but another area of concern is motor skill development.

Balancing Act

Courtney
McGrath
Cranial-Cervical Clinic Focuses on Prevention and Treatment of Head Tilts and Malformations

Little Eric Miller* had a rough start in life. Struggling with severe acid reflux from the time he was just a few days old, he spent much of his first few months shuttling from one doctor to another, enduring countless X-rays, CT scans and other tests. Mom Brenda Baker*, desperate to relieve his discomfort, decided to keep him propped up as much as possible, even putting him in his car seat to sleep. She began to notice that his head seemed larger than normal and tilted to the right.

Dynamic Duo

Courtney
Jolley
A year after a horrifying car accident, siblings fight to regain skills and abilities in Kennedy Krieger Brain Injury program

The Frost FamilyFor the Frost family, the first miracle happened when their family survived a horrific car crash that could easily have ended in tragedy.

Healing from Trauma

Tania Edgehill
Baker
The Family Center's Clinical Initiatives Help Children Recover from Trauma

Healing from TraumaEach year, more than 900,000 children in the United States experience physical or sexual abuse, community or domestic violence, neglect or abandonment. Many of these traumatic incidents occur within the caregiving system that is supposed to protect children.

Sense-ational Success

Susan
Shaffer
Multi-Sensory Environment Helps Children with Autism Reach Therapeutic and Educational Goals

Ian Wright with Therapist Kathryn WolfeImagine a room filled with soothing music, where swirls of color dance around the walls, rich scents fill the air and chairs vibrate in time with the music you've chosen. Welcome to the multi-sensory environment (MSE), a room that heightens sensory experience and awareness, induces relaxation, relieves anxiety and promotes interaction and learning.

Halting A Genetic Threat

Meredith
Purvis
Hugo Moser's widow Ann leads ALD screening efforts in newborns.

Jose Casso Drinking Lorenzo's OilRamón and Maritza Casso loved their first born son, Juan, with all of their hearts. Like many parents they wanted far more for him than they wanted for themselves. And when their second son, José, arrived seven years later, they felt the same way.

Extraordinary Man, Extraordinary Mission

Meredith
Purvis
Late neuroscientist Hugo Moser dedicated his life to battling some of the world's most perplexing disorders.

Hugo W. Moser, MDIt has been said that a truly extraordinary man is a man who thinks himself completely ordinary. Hugo W. Moser was such a man. A scientist, mentor, advocate, father, husband, friend, he is surrounded by an acclaim that bears the weight of work well done, personal passion, and a nobility of purpose.

On the Spectrum: One Family's Autism Journey

Allison
Eatough

The Maloni BoysDominic Maloni could not have been a better baby. He was quiet and easy going. In his first year of life, he met all of the usual milestones sitting up, speaking his first words, walking.

The Power of A Positive Atmosphere

Allison
Eatough

Jimmy HolmesHe smiles when his mother cuddles with him, laughs when his sister tickles him, and loves when his father sings to him. As long as he's around other people, that toothy grin and hearty giggle will make an appearance.

To some, Jimmy's happiness may seem surprising. He has faced numerous medical challenges in his short life. But to his mother, Sue Ellen, his enduring smile is proof that no parent should ever take no for an answer.

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