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Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

  from Nautilus Yes, You Can Catch Insanity A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness. BY ANDREW CURRYILLUSTRATION BY HADLEY HOOPER  APRIL 16, 2015

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How can we help carers and health workers diagnose illness in non-verbal patients?

  Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong The Guardian, Health and wellbeing by Saskia Baron Sunday March 29, 2015 People with autism and learning disabilities can die up to 20 years prematurely. … Continue reading

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My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her NY Times, Margaret Storey April 17. 2014 “Alongside her peers with disabilities, she’s thriving in a rich, complete school community.”

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Toil, Abuse and Endurance in the Heartland

Despair The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse (by NicoleBengiveno; NYTimes 3/9/14) Hope FRED Conference 2014 FRED is dedicated to the idea that all individuals deserve to live their passions, and determine THEIR choice of the future they live.

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Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty

Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty Rick Guidotti‘s life has been all about beauty and the power of images.  He spent years as a fashion photographer in Milan, Paris, and New York. But 15 years … Continue reading

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Creating a Life for Jackson

 A TEDx Talk – by Sally Richards: Creating A Life for Jackson The ‘ordinary doing the extraordinary.’ As the mother of four boys, you’d think Sally Richards has enough on her hands. But one of those boys, Jack­son, is dis­abled, … Continue reading

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Parenting A Child Who’s Fallen ‘Far From The Tree’

Thank you, Andrew Solomon. “Solomon writes about parents who have accepted their children in spite of conditions others might consider tragic.” NPR: Arts and Life, Books, Author Interviews; Nov. 12, 2012

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Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide

R.I.P. Lia Lee 8/31/12 The book is required reading at the Yale School of Medicine. Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide NY Times 9/14/12 by MARGALIT FOX

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A Memoir About Mothers, Memory And Loss

Poignant Interview on Fresh Air on 6/1/12 with Mira Bartok about her memoir, The Memory Palace. “I learned to change topics very quickly and in some ways compartmentalize that part of that part of my life but I thought about … Continue reading

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Bully, A Documentary

Behind Every Harassed Child? A Whole Lot of Clueless Adults ‘Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch NYT Critics’ Pick 3.30.12

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