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Unique, Beautiful and Brave

Unique, Beautiful and Brave

Lily D Moore is an nineteen-year-old actress, model, and advocate for people with disabilities. She was born w... Read More

The Anxious Child: A New Orientation

The Anxious Child: A New Orientation

“When something goes wrong in the neural functions that relate us to gravity, most people attribute the... Read More

Attaining Disability Competent Healthcare

Attaining Disability Competent Healthcare

Have you ever accompanied someone with an intellectual disability to a medical appointment due to a new, conce... Read More

How Do I Ensure My Adult Disabled Child Receives Appropriate Health Care and Government Benefits Upon Reaching the Age of 18?

How Do I Ensure My Adult Disabled Child Receives Appropriate Health Care and Government Benefits Upon Reaching the Age of 18?

Although reaching the age of 18 signifies attaining adulthood for legal purposes, few 18-year-olds are able to... Read More

Why the Impact of COVID-19 on People with IDD is So Devastating

Why the Impact of COVID-19 on People with IDD is So Devastating

Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic established a foothold in the US, evidence quickly pointed to its debilitatin... Read More

50 for 50 Part III: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes!

50 for 50 Part III: Congratulations and Thank You, EP Magazine Advocate Heroes!

EP Magazine, formerly called Exceptional Parent, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing an award-win... Read More

Clinical Signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Disabilities

Clinical Signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Disabilities

What is sleep-disordered breathing? Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a term used to describe a broad range... Read More

Lessons from Thalia and Melpomene: Divergent Behavioral Repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lessons from Thalia and Melpomene: Divergent Behavioral Repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction In March 2020, a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, now universally referred to as COVID-19, brought... Read More

Parenting a Child with a Life-Threatening Condition

Parenting a Child with a Life-Threatening Condition

Parenting a child through all stages of life can be challenging and rewarding. In school, children are introdu... Read More

Health Disparities Revisited

Health Disparities Revisited

Health disparities affect underserved populations more than their peers, resulting in increased morbidity and... Read More

Six Tips ON Advocating for Your Child’s Special Needs When Specialists Say They Can’t Help

Six Tips ON Advocating for Your Child’s Special Needs When Specialists Say They Can’t Help

In January of 2017 my family and I discovered that our 15-year-old son Sebastian – a straight-A honor st... Read More

Telehealth and Individuals with Disabilities: Impacts and Strategies

Telehealth and Individuals with Disabilities: Impacts and Strategies

The past months of changes as a result of the coronavirus have affected the way business and services operate,... Read More

Genetic Counselors: Your Partners in Navigating the Exciting (and Sometimes Scary) World of Genetics

Genetic Counselors: Your Partners in Navigating the Exciting (and Sometimes Scary) World of Genetics

Genetic counselors work with families to answer the important questions: Is this test important? Will insuranc... Read More

What to Do When The Insurance Company Says No

What to Do When The Insurance Company Says No

Families may not know that they have options when a private health insurer or Medicaid denies a claim or reduc... Read More

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Underdiagnosed Chronic Disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Underdiagnosed Chronic Disorder

ASleep is essential for normal growth and development in children and adults. Proper sleep is vital for our bo... Read More

Of Hospitals, Children with Disabilities and Everyone Else

Of Hospitals, Children with Disabilities and Everyone Else

For children with special health care needs, hospitals become a “second home” to receive the neces... Read More