Recently, I turned the TV on and found a show called Ingenious Minds on the Science Channel. I only watched a few episodes but the shows appear to each tell a story about a special needs individual with savant-like capabilities. A brilliant engineer who
It is that time of year again - the holidays, Christmas, New Year's - when your whole world seems to be united in their hopes that next year will be better than the previous one. With the economic catastrophe that the United States has undergone for the
As you go through life, you really never know what you're going to encounter next. One day, life is spectacular and the sun is shining; the next day, you're waylaid by an oncoming train you never saw coming.
My special needs child recently decided that he wanted to play AYSO soccer like the other kids at his school. He is very high functioning and I was not concerned that he would be physically challenged in his play. Rather, I had some misgivings that he m
The emotional trauma of cancer can be as devastating as the physical affects, not only for the patient suffering but also for their loved ones, friends and caregivers. Although fighting cancer is an individual experience, it may be hard for some patients