Letters to the editor discuss overcoming obstacles, facing everyday difficulties, and sleepiness and the drug Provigil.
We all know how valuable service dogs are to people with disabilities, but service dog training organizations often overlook the needs of one important subgroup: children.
Helping children understand their diagnoses
Joanne Wechsler remembers when she first formally told her preschool-age son Adam that he “had muscular dystrophy.”
“I don’t have that!” he protested loudly. “I don’t have muscular dystrophy!”
"Don’t worry, Chris. Someday you’ll meet someone who’ll look past the wheelchair and see the real you."
These words of consolation were uttered by one of my best friends, in the middle of a sleepless night during my sophomore year in college, in the wake of my being turned down for a date by the current "girl of my dreams." These words were ones of kindness, of compassion, of encouragement,...