autism http://kalw.org en Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities http://kalw.org/post/wading-through-complicated-system-support-children-disabilities <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-24dca9b0-6dd5-334a-e215-c52fee259f47" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The birth of a child is life-changing. For the wallet, the lifestyle and the fact that there’s another human to care for. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">But for many California families, there’s an extra challenge to think about. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, one in ten of the state’s children has a special health care need, including an intellectual disability</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">, cerebral</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;palsy, or autism.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">One of those children is six-year old Lucien Gonzalez. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Back when Lucien was nine months old, his parents began to notice he was missing some milestones. For example, he took a long time to sit up and crawl. At 11 months, they started to make some calls. They made an appointment with a neurologist. And they contacted the East Bay Regional Center to get their son assessed.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:05:14 +0000 Mary Willis 36083 at http://kalw.org Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing to help their kids with special needs? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-are-moms-organizing-help-their-kids-special-needs <p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:45:33 +0000 Malihe Razazan 28489 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing to help their kids with special needs? Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-are-moms-organizing <p>On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with authors of The Thinking Moms' Revolution and activists Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and climate parents. How have they successfully organized for things like healthcare, early childhood education, and global warming? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>Kim Spencer, member of The Thinking Moms' Revolution</p><p>Cynthia Pillsbury, member of Moms Demand Gun Sense in America</p><p>Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of Climate Parents</p><p><strong>Web Resources:</strong></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 06:35:02 +0000 Malihe Razazan 27069 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing? Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-april-10-2012 <p>A Republican lawmaker is pushing to end so-called <a href="http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_20358022/california-legislature-rushes-bills-at-last-minute-cutting?source=rss">dead-of-the-night votes</a>, rushed, late-night decisions on bills with little to no public vetting. Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) has proposed legislation that would require bills to be public for at least 24 hours before a vote&hellip;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:38:20 +0000 8896 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 10, 2012