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And Now for Some...Quotes from Famous People with Dyxlexia

I was one of the "puzzle children" myself--a dyslexic.... And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit!--Nelson Rockefeller, former Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States (pictured)

Improving Social Interactions for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) face significant challenges with social interaction. This stems from difficulty in reading social cues such as tone of voice and body language. Due to a tendency to commit "social errors," children with ASD often experience teasing, bullying and social isolation. The good news is that with training and guided practice, children with ASD can develop skills to better adapt to their social world.

Chiropractic Treatment and Special Needs

The child who is labeled as having ADHD, Aspergers, autism, dyslexia and other learning difficulties will generally present with an imbalance of hemispheric function called a "functional disconnection syndrome." Usually, diminished sensory input to one side of the brain begins as retained primitive (neonatal, survival or postural) reflexes.

CONFERENCE WATCH: Little People of America National Conference, Anaheim, CA.  July 1 - 8, 2001


With 70 chapters, Little People of America is an organization for persons and families involved with the condition of dwarfism. It is involved in peer and parent support, medical resources and referrals, scholarships, and programs that benefit the dwarfism community, promoting education, community outreach, personal and family strength, and life achievements.  LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families.

Introducing: CONFERENCE WATCH

During the last twenty-five years I’ve been part, as a parent and/or a bookseller, of more than a thousand conferences on disabilities. They have been pretty much all over the map, both geographically and in terms of their subjects. I can remember one"only one"that I would just as soon have missed. And now that I think about it, I learned something valuable even there. All the rest offered nuggets of information, friendships and adventures that made them stand out in my memory as somewhere between “Wonderful” and “Well worth going!”