JUST WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR: AN NACD COACH!
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by Ellen Doman At this time of year in particular, we are all wondering how to get everything done that needs to be done. We need to be able to prioritize and strategize to prevent important things, such as our children’s progress, from backsliding. In NACD’s continuing effort to give parents the tools they need to help their children succeed, … Read More

Ally Mae
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  ALLY MAE has been on an NACD program since she was 10 months old after suffering a traumatic brain injury while in the supervision of a caregiver at 4 1/2 months of age. Ally also suffered retinal hemorrhaging in her eyes, two broken legs and a broken arm. Due to the trauma she began having infantile spasms (seizures with … Read More

The Importance of Walking
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Michael Jen (Michael Jen is one of our NACD dads. He is a martial arts instructor, as well as a muscle balance and function facilitator. Not only does he teach others about fitness, but he “walks the walk” as well—he and his family walk 2-4 miles each day!) Both serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts seem always to be on the … Read More

Williams Syndrome: “Mila” Not Held Back by Williams Syndrome
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by Roxane S. Mila, our little girl with Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder, has been discharged from special education this morning…because she’s obviously too bright. Mila is three years old and has been with NACD for two years on program. When she was younger, we were told by other experts (not NACD), “Your child may never button her own shirt.” … Read More

NACD Kids: “Bobby Lyons” This Teen is College Bound
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by Nancy Lyons It’s that time of year when many high school seniors look forward to being accepted to the college of their choice. In the Lyons household, there is big reason to celebrate, as Bobby learned that he was accepted to a college in New York state, where he plans to major in Sociology. Many would say that the … Read More

NACD CHAPTERS IMPROVING LIVES AND IMPACTING COMMUNITIES
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NACD works with some of the best families in the world. When these families get together to change how their communities view children with delays, they can make a resounding difference. How does this work? It works best when NACD parents join forces with other NACD parents within a geographic area to effect change. Each quarter as NACD evaluators travel … Read More

Join NACD on Facebook!
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In addition to staying on top of the latest research and various modalities that affect our children, NACD also likes to take advantage of cutting edge and current technology in order to provide greater service to our families. NACD is pleased to announce that we have begun utilizing Facebook as a tool to unite the families on our caseload, to … Read More

FREE STUFF!
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A Message from Bob Some of the areas that I am particularly concerned about are issues relating to speech and language development, as well as feeding and oral motor issues.  We have two speech pathologists on staff to address these issues.   Lori Riggs, the Director of our Center for Speech and Sound, is really the best of the best in … Read More

NACD & FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS!
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by Sue Lesch With our current economic times, it’s now more important than ever to make sure you’re taking advantage of every possible way to save money.  I’m writing this to tell you about my family’s experience using our Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for our NACD expenses.  For those of you who don’t know, an FSA is an … Read More

From One NACD Mom to Another: Encouragement to Join the “1,000 Hats” Club
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by Lisa Jamieson, Co-author of Finding Glory in the Thorns As a mom, I wear many hats. As an NACD mom, I’ve worn even more. And just like our ever-changing Minnesota weather seasons require different kinds of hats, my life’s seasons often require that I take on different roles and wear different “hats” to make sure my daughter Carly’s program … Read More

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