Archive for April, 2013

A Year in Research Regarding Autism

It seems like frequent headlines report new information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and research studies are continually advancing the understanding and treatment of ASD. On their website, the organization “Autism Speaks” features what they feel to be the top ten developments in autism research over the past year. Click the link below to find […]

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child: Early Years are Learning Years

The week of April 14 – April 20 is set aside as The Week of the Young Child! This annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and, according to the NAEYC website, the purpose of the week is to focus the attention of the public on the […]

Tomorrow, April 10 – Go Blue for Child Abuse Prevention

When I was a little girl, I was blessed to live next door to my paternal grandparents. I will never forget my “Poppie” standing out in his front yard, pointing his cane to the Northern Sky and saying, “Do you see it, Kelley?    There’s a ‘Blue Norther’ coming in and it’s sittin’ on the river.” […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Facts: More than 740,000 children and youth are treated in hospital emergency departments as a result of violence each year—that’s more than 84 every hour. More than 2,000 children in the US annually have a cause of death listed as “homicide.” More than 80% of these children are under the age of 4.  More than […]