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Carla Lohr

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Spina Bifida Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 2:00 PM

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Spina Bifida is one of the most common birth defects. According to the March of Dimes, it affects 1 in 2,500 babies in the United States. Here are some important facts about this condition.

The three most common types of Spina Bifida...

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Why President Obama's Health Care Law Is a Big Win for the Disabled Community

(9) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 10:42 AM

The US Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama's health care law. While not everyone is happy with the ruling, it has ensured -- barring any future repeal -- that there is a potential for great change in the lives of millions of disabled Americans.

How? Ask an adult who...

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Isolating a Child With Disabilities Can Do Life-Long Damage

(128) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 9:50 PM

Shielding a child with disabilities from life experiences is a sensitive subject. Unfortunately, it is one all too often ignored by many well-meaning parents of children with disabilities. While most of them only want what is best for their children and will go to great lengths to do what they...

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From Patient to Parent: Raising a Special Needs Child

(39) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 11:55 AM

Navigating your way through the ups and downs of parenthood is tricky at times and is even more complicated when you have a child with special needs. However, no matter the condition or how much or how little the child is affected, we all want the best for them. They...

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