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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...
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...
The little engine that couldn't

...damage. For example, in too many cases, we use the criminal justice system to punish people who are living with a brain disorder. They deserve a healing solution, not a punitive solution. Actions and attitudes that smash the ability to see...
My Turn: A true test of faith

...thousands of dollars a year. This is not just a place for alcoholics. Many of the folks who come here all day have brain disorders and since Green Doors is now becoming a parking lot, they have no place else to go, downtown. I haven't asked...
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...
My Turn: The human face of fetal alcohol syndrome

...chairman of the Glory Hole Board; Laura Rorem is a retired special education teacher, Juneau FASD Diagnostic Team parent navigator, board member of JAMHI and the national board of the Lutheran Network on Mental Illness/Brain Disorders.
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...
Learning from our blockages

...and talk openly about our vulnerability, we open the doors for others to safely share their pain. It could be a brain disorder, a heart disorder, the loss of someone we love or any other painful reality. Open conversation addresses our pain...
News that never grows old

...historical revision is to contemplate. They pretty much had Jehovah exclusively in mind. Schizophrenia is an organic brain disorder. Symptoms of schizophrenia can (theoretically) be induced by the president, but it's not the same thing. Uninvited...


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