Children with Special Needs

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton As we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (get it? 3-21, because people with DS have three copies of the 21st chromosome), I’d like to (re)introduce you to one of Winston-Salem’s most active and vibrant organizations: The Down...
The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

By Guest Blogger Jim Anderson, MD, Pediatrician, Wake Forest Health Network – Pediatrics at Premier It’s that time of the school year when progress reports are sent out and parent-teacher conferences occur. For some parents, this can mean an often-worrisome...
Doing Good Things Series ~ Moji: Coffee and More

Doing Good Things Series ~ Moji: Coffee and More

By Guest Blogger Kaley Barenkamp This time last year, a group of Winston-Salem locals sat around a coffee table with one common question: what would happen if we put our talent, time and community connections together to create an opportunity that would provide...
“Doing Good Things Series” ~ The iCan House

“Doing Good Things Series” ~ The iCan House

By Guest Bloggers Kim Shufran and Courtney Perry In 2008, the iCan House was created by Kim Shufran who was seeking support and help for her daughter, Erica. Kim’s intelligent, sweet, and engaging 11­year old daughter was eager to make friends, but struggled so much...
When the Life You Didn’t Plan Becomes the Only Life You Want

When the Life You Didn’t Plan Becomes the Only Life You Want

By Guest Blogger Jessie Tucker Mitchell A couple of weeks ago, on one of those record-breaking warm March afternoons, I decided to take my baby for a run.  (Okay: I ran downhill and walked uphill, but that’s beside the point.)  While pausing at a redbud to let my...