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Richmond child with high-functioning autism finds keys to success

Brittany is a rising 5th grader in a local elementary school. She was diagnosed with high functioning autism. Even with her IEP, she struggled in school. When her family...

Richmond parents: is it ADHD? Or is there another answer?

Alex was struggling with school. He was diagnosed with ADHD and his grades were falling. He was on medications, and the school placed him in an Individual Education Program (IEP). This provided him...

Help for Richmond kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, and ADHD

Early Thinkers. Future Leaders.The ThinkSmart Kids philosophy is based on the fact that the sky is the limit to what we can teach a young child. Children are naturally curious and...

Why do I need a college funding plan?

Top 5 Reasons to Have a College Funding PlanYou’ve been saving money for college since the day your child was born. You’ve got a tidy bucket of cash in a 529 plan. Now your...

Toner for Autism: Richmond mom LaTanya Edwards works for a cause

LaTanya Edwards is a Richmond mom and a woman on a mission. She’s taken her outstanding background working with autistic children to the “streets” and is partnering with Richmond businesses to help reduce their...

Making Sense of ADHD: A Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Clinicians

Commonwealth Parenting presents "Making Sense of ADHD" on May 2, 2009, 9am-1pm at St. Mary's Hospital. Featuring a panel of Richmond's leading professionals, this workshop will include:•R. Baylor Rice-Licensed Pharmacist •Colleen Kraft, M.D.-Pediatrician •Shelly J. Lane,...

Letter from a Special Needs Kid’s mom

Today has been exactly one year since my son Vershaun’s death from Adenovirus. It’s crazy because his birthday and the date of his death were both in the same week. I think that made...

Does my child need to see a speech pathologist?

It is never too soon to see a professional if you think your child is delayed in communication. Many parents consult their pediatrician first, and some pediatricians readily refer to a speech pathologist while...

The wonder of a mother’s helper

It was early spring and I was deep in the throes of motherhood. Potty training a preschooler and nursing my six-month old left little time for hobbies, friends or chores. Even showering seemed like...

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