Monthly Archive: April 2016

Social Skills Strategies

Social Skills Strategies for Children with Special Needs: Video and Resources

Children with special needs struggle with social and behavioral skills. This webinar focuses on strategies to help them thrive in friendships and family.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Every Day of the Year

April is Autism Awareness Month and it is always welcomed in my family with great joy and happiness for two reasons: 1.) It gives my family...

Gina Flores
childhood cancer research

National Spotlight Shines On Childhood Cancer Research

In February, 10 leading children's hospitals joined forces. They will work together to improve childhood cancer research in a powerful way.

Sarah McIlvaine
alternative therapy for spinal cord injuries

Lakewood Nonprofit Spearheading Alternative Therapy for Spinal Cord Injuries

Lakewood-based Chanda Plan Foundation provides alternative therapy for spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Massage, yoga and acupunct...

Shield HealthCare
Autism research study

Largest-Ever U.S. Autism Research Study Underway

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are part of an online autism research initiative, one of the largest autism studies in the U.S.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Medi-Cal Set to Expand Coverage

Medi-Cal Set to Expand Coverage to Undocumented Children

A new Medi-Cal policy will offer full coverage to undocumented children. Most undocumented families can only access medical care now on an emergency basis.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Urological Health

Your Urological Health

Shield HealthCare's urological community contains over 15 articles related to urological health. Find them all on this page about your health.

Aimee Sharp
child with Asperger syndrome

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

A child with Asperger syndrome may have trouble interacting with his environment. Don’t miss these helpful parenting tips from My Asperger Child.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
huntington's disease

Autism Speaks® Spotlights UCLA Brain Research

Autism affects a person's ability to communicate with the outside world. UCLA autism research is helping us understand how autism develops and how to cope.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
child with special needs

Planning a Doctor Visit for Your Child with Special Needs

Taking your child with special needs to a doctor’s appointment can be stressful. Use these tips to plan ahead and make the most of your visit.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
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