All posts by Heidi Borst

Special Needs Guide 2016: Autism in Area Families

You probably know someone, or maybe you are the someone, who has a child diagnosed with autism. One in every 68 American children is currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological developmental disorder affecting the brain. Symptoms include difficulties with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the U.S. Centers

A Much-Needed Resource: the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center

It happened in an instant. Jackie Moore was in a stopped car when suddenly she found herself in the middle of a multi-vehicle collision. She lost consciousness only briefly and was diagnosed with a concussion. Moore completed the requisite rehabilitation therapy, but perplexingly, a year post-accident when symptoms should have diminished, she still battled incredible

Summer Bugs

Flu season’s over, but kids can still catch some pretty nasty bugs. Although quite common, I hadn’t heard of Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) until my son came down with it last summer. Most often seen in children between the ages of 1 and 5, HFM, an enterovirus, is highly contagious. Painful sores sprout up