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Why Early Detection Of Cerebral Palsy Matters
CP is a brain injury that occurs before, during or shortly after birth however it is not typically diagnosed until after age 2. CPF’s Early Detection Initiative is bringing the age of diagnosis down to 6-12 months and in some cases even before babies have left the hospital.
The Special Joys of Vacation for Families With Disabled Children
Some people love vacation because they get to visit interesting places, see cool stuff, try new activities, and eat with abandon. Our family enjoys all of that, but we also adore going away because of what we don’t do: stick with a schedule…
7 Tips for Using Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life
Last month, I attended a mindfulness workshop for the first time. I did this as a physician, a neuroscience researcher and the “good-enough” mom of a teenager with CP. As a physician and researcher, I skeptically looked…
Top 5 Reasons to NOT hate the NICU
One of the hardest days of my life as a NICU parent was not what I would have expected it to be. It was the day I went home without my baby, after spending every waking moment since my emergency C-section by his incubator. I never knew I had a dream…
6 Ways To Be More Inclusive (in the workplace)
1. Make sure your office is accessible by applying universal design principles to your office space. Universal design is a design approach that works to ensure that buildings and products can be accessed, understood…
Holly Palmer’s, “A Family Album”
When Pete suggested I write about my family, I was sort of horrified. No way, I’m an ‘artist’, nobody wants to hear about THIS. He made the point that most people, unless they know and/or love someone with a disability probably have no idea what it might be like or how it all might work.