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Neurological Disorders

The Best Gift My Grandson Ever Gave Me

Ray Flynn | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

When one of my 17 grandchildren was born with a rare undiagnosed neurological disease, my priorities changed. My passion was not politics, but helping my handicapped grandson Braeden, now 7-years-old... Like all grandparents would say, all their grandchildren are the light of their lives, but a handicapped child is a pure delight.

Taylor Goodstein: Examining the Broken Brain and Reducing Stigma

Wesleyan University | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Wesleyan University

I realized a seemingly obvious truth: A broken brain is not a broken ankle. There is no shame in a broken ankle, nor is there denial that the ankle is actually broken.

More Than a Compelling Journey Around New York City

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Susan Sacirbey

Having a family member stricken with the disease can be a catalyst for activism on political, human rights, medical, and educational levels.

Thinking Ahead: The Future of Neuroscience

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Funding neuroscience research now will reap tangible benefits for the lives of citizens across America, as well as the potential to increase our country's global competitiveness.

When An 'A' For Effort Means Everything

Parenting.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

It's easy to make fun of the A for effort, the trophy for participation, but the fact is, for Schuyler and countless kids just like her, those trophies are the ones that sit on their shelves. And they're not cheap tokens of faint praise, either.

Helping My Daughter Find Her Own Voice

Parenting.com | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

Implementation of assistive tech can be thwarted by the most basic and heartbreaking of obstacles: the desire to be like everyone else.

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy's Mission: A Moonshot Into the Mind

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

Patrick Kennedy is challenging scientists to see "innerspace" as the new frontier, a moonshot into the mind to explore brain circuitry and impaired genes and to develop research that can be translated into therapies and cures for all brain disorders.

Penguins Can't Fly... But They Can Soar

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

In my blog "Look Papi... I Did It", I identified P.94 and their experience with disabled children who defied prognostication by breaking through and f...

California Takes On Plastic Bottles Made With BPA

Grist.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's the stuff of a good Hollywood movie-a potentially toxic chemical lurking in the bodies of most unwitting Americans; a decade of mounting but scut...