autism

5:05pm

Mon November 18, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities

Suzy Clement and her son Lucien
Suzy Clement

 

The birth of a child is life-changing. For the wallet, the lifestyle and the fact that there’s another human to care for.

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, cerebral palsy, or autism.

One of those children is six-year old Lucien Gonzalez.

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.

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11:45pm

Sun June 9, 2013

11:35pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing?

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.

Guests:

Kim Spencer, member of The Thinking Moms' Revolution

Cynthia Pillsbury, member of Moms Demand Gun Sense in America

Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of Climate Parents

Web Resources:

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10:38am

Tue April 10, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Republican lawmaker is pushing to end so-called dead-of-the-night votes, 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…

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