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Disability Diagnosis

My Child's Just Been Diagnosed With a Disability — What Now

It’s been almost three years now, but Jim McKenzie still remembers the moment with crystal clarity. He and his wife Marie were sitting nervously in a small conference room at the clinic when they received the news — their 3-year-old son Jason had just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder…

My Child Has an Invisible Disability

Summer is that magical time when the kids are out of school, the days are more relaxed, and there are often opportunities to take a special family vacation. But for families with children who have less obvious disabilities — a mental health or emotional or behavioral disorder, for example — a trip can spell disaster, particularly if there is an airport involved…