Parents/Caregivers


We're thinking about ADHD all wrong

BY ANYA KAMENETZ (npr Ed) Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won't sit still for circle time in preschool, she's liable to be ...

Federal Rules Would Harm Work Centers for the Disabled

By ANNE SCHIEBER Proposed regulations would cause lower employment for those with special needs

DOT - Initiatives to make flying easier for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department has hired a neutral convenor to consider the feasibility of a negotiated rulemaking to develop additional rules to ensure equal access to air transportation for air travelers.

12 Holiday Travel Tips for Families with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Sara Croft, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, Easter Seals Crossroads

Health Dept. Awarded Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has just been awarded a three year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs ABLE Act.

ABLE Act is signedLANSING, Mich. – Michigan residents who care for an individual with a disability will soon have access to special savings accounts to help them pay for certain expenses, thanks to legislation signed today by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Article V, Section ...

The season's best gifts for the blind or visually impaired

By: ALIX  HACKETT  Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. Right now, Perkins ...

Crash sparks efforts to protect adults with disabilities

Photo credit: Tessa LightyBy SARAH ELMS  Roger and Elaine Loeffelbein want to make sure another adult with disabilities won’t go through what their son did.

Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

Susan OdgersBy SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist

Free Events Celebrate Autism in April

traverse traveler logoFamilies living with autism and community members who seek to understand more about autism spectrum disorder can look forward to several free events set for this April, Autism Awareness Month.


  • April 15: Empowerment in Inclusion, 7 p.m. Traverse Area ...

Caroline Casey: Looking past limits

Adapted in TC: Taking control of life's biggest choices isn't easy

Susan OdgersMy husband, Tom, and I wanted to start a family after 11 years of marriage.

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