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FASD: An invisible disorder

...academic learning. This suggests cutting languages and arts from the curriculum would be devastating for children with brain disorders. While some claim having a diagnosis labels children for life and sentences them to an academic track that is limiting...
Living and growing: Making things good again also love and appreciate my brother and his partner of 35 years who are gay, and my two children with brain disorders, and my two without, and whatever diversity is a part of those who are my extended family.Your experiences are...
Living and growing: Chosen

...relationships. Such realities include: stages in life, employment, life experiences, societal influences, addictions, brain disorders and serious illnesses; all of which can change who we are in a relationship. We don't choose our relatives. They...
Rorems celebrate their 40th

...Valley Lutheran Church in Juneau. Laura Rorem is the secretary at Shepherd of the Valley, advocate for people with brain disorders and parent navigator on the Juneau Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Team. The Rorems have four children...
Fetal alcohol problem takes toll on families

...effects, which, along with the more severe fetal alcohol syndrome, is the most prevalent - and preventable - cause of brain disorders in the country. ``One of the most heartbreaking things is how much our son has worked his whole life to be a good...
We must choose our words truthfully As a parent of adult children with severe brain disorders, I find that people frequently do not want to hear...truth, change their attitudes, or accept people with brain disorders and their caregiver families as they are. We are...
Glory Hole a place of value to many raised the $685,000 to build this safe, beautiful and substantial building. Here, the poor, those with brain disorders, those without hope as well as those who came here and got stuck, can: Take a bath. Wash their clothes. Have...
Breaking the stigmas about mental illness for people with serious brain disorders, such as greater access to treatment...causes and treatments of serious brain disorders. NAMI has more than 220,000...diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Brain disorders and people who have them deserve...
My turn: Mental illness is treatable, and treatment works

...however, when the symptoms of brain disorders go untreated there can be devastating...acts committed by those with brain disorders are the result of neglect, or...helps individuals with serious brain disorders who have served sentences and...
Around town

...Topics include White House Conference on Mental Health, and criminalization of persons with biologically based brain disorders. Mayor's Y2K Task Force, noon, downtown library conference room. Looking at the ability of local social services...


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