Brags: Austin
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by Sara Erling It is never too late to change and improve one’s function. That tastes nice,” Austin said as he ate half of my banana. I couldn’t help but smile at him, remembering just a few short years ago, when at his initial evaluation I was told that for the past 20 years he had only eaten chips, fries, … Read More

The Sweet Spot: Optimizing Education & Developmental Intervention
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by Bob Doman As a kid I played a lot of sports, and there was a term, “The Sweet Spot,” which was a bit of a mystery until I started hitting it. Since that time “The Sweet Spot” has come to be used in many situations; but in general, as it is applied, it means, “When a combination of factors … Read More

Paying it Forward: Donation Helping More Families Join NACD
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While funds last, NACD initial membership is reduced from $950 to $450 I’m happy to report that in response to my father’s article, “What It’s All About, Entering 2018”, we received a donation to the NACD Foundation from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donation was earmarked specifically to subsidize the initial NACD membership, making it easier for … Read More

Science Corner Vol.10 – How Watching Television Can Affect Your Child’s Health
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  Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Saint-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital reported that each weekly hour of TV watched by 2.5 to 4.5 year olds had statistically significant effect correlation to athletic ability and waist size by the second and fourth grade, respectively, for those children. Parents of 1,314 children reported how many weekly hours … Read More

From Small Things, Big Things Come
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In August 2017 Bob introduced you to his nine-year-old hero, Lucas Fritsche. Lucas started working with NACD when he was in pre-school and came to us with a bit of a rep and the label of autism. Lucas is now in third grade and has become a student leader in his community. In September 2016, Lucas informed the principal that … Read More

What It’s All About, Entering 2018
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. I recently got a call from an old NACD family that I hadn’t heard from for a few years. They live nearby and asked if they could come visit. They came over with their three children and a pie. It was great seeing them after a number of years. We were able to catch up … Read More

NACD & Families in Partnership
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. There is no more important job any of us ever have than raising a child, but there are very few jobs any of us ever have where we are given less training. Our goal at NACD is to help individuals achieve their innate potential. Our vehicle is the family. In the vast majority of cases, … Read More

NACD Gift Ideas
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Great Gift Ideas for Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions We have received thousands of requests from parents to help them find toys, materials, equipment and products that can help them help their children. Parents are often lost when trying to figure out what would be fun and helpful and actually get used by their children. None of us are thrilled … Read More

NACD Gift Ideas for Motor Development
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At NACD, we work with children that have every imaginable developmental issue in addition to typical and gifted children. In the process we have explored, researched and utilized many thousands of toys and products that we have found to be fun, educational, engaging and helpful. At the request of families from throughout the world, we have put together a list … Read More

NACD Gift Ideas for Healthy Living
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At NACD, we work with children that have every imaginable developmental issue in addition to typical and gifted children. Our families deal with a broad range health and related developmental issues. Each year it has become more and more evident that our environment as well as what we consume is incredibly important. Toxins that we all live with are being … Read More

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