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CDC Changes Developmental Guidelines for Children: Medical Experts Weigh In

The next time you bring your child to the doctor for a checkup, the conversation may be a little different than what you’d expect. That’s because — for the first time in 20 years...

Dogs for Difference

A local nonprofit organization is using man’s best friend to improve the lives of local kids. Perrysburg-based  Dogs For Difference, founded in 2018, brings canines to schools to assist children with disabilities, to nursing...

Planned Sensory Program Broadens Horizons at Valentine Theatre

The Valentine Theater is providing a way for individuals with autistic needs to enjoy performances. In collaboration with ProMedica Ebeid Children's Hospital Finnegan Family Autism Center, the Valentine is planning on a Sensory Program...

Speaking Out About Developmental Delays

Pediatric speech and language pathologists around the country have been noting a sharp increase in speech delays in recent months. Many wonder how the COVID pandemic has influenced this trend, and if social distancing, masking and increased screen...

Learning to be A Kid Again

For families with children battling life-threatening illnesses, relaxing family time can be difficult to achieve. Often, anxiety and stress affects all family members, and a lot of time is spent visiting hospitals and doctors while undergoing treatments and other medical procedures...

Making the Ice Accessible: Adaptive Ice Sleds

Now ice fans of any ability can enjoy a day of skating outdoors in the Toledo area. The Ottawa Park State Rink, the community’s only open-air skating rink, opened for the season on January...

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