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Dietary Supplements Can Help ADHD and ADD Kids Headed Back to School

By Larry Newman
Vice President
Chief Operating Office
Kirkman Group, Inc.

Back to School with Special Needs; An Interview with CARD Founder, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh

By Nora Tarte
Copywriter
Kirkman Group, Inc.

Four Ways to Help Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

By AnnElise Hatjakes, M.A.
Contributing Writer
Kirkman Group, Inc.

Back-to-school does not have to mean back-to-stress. Returning to a regimented school schedule after a long summer filled with free time and fun activities can be overwhelming for children. However, in the transition from play dates to testing dates, some strategies developed by parents, psychologists and experts in education can help you to manage your child’s back-to-school anxiety.

1. Provide your child with proper nutrition

Seizures: Vital Information Your Child Needs for Going Back to School and More

By Teri Arranga
Contributing Writer
Kirkman Group, Inc.

During summer vacation, the call came. A mom. A friend. What do I say?

My mom-friend said: “We were at the beach. My son started having seizures…I’m scared. What do I do?”

Among all of the things that parents of developmentally disabled children have to deal with, seizures are at the top and among the most frightening and serious conditions.

1 in 50 School Kids Has Autism, CDC Says

1 in 50 School Kids Has Autism CDC Says

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK March 20, 2013 (AP)

The Impact of Chasing Inspiration: Individuals of all ages with ASD

There are many venues to explore where one can pursue inspiration for the purposes of contributing to the world, and making a life of well-being. This article explores ‘inspiration’ and how individuals with ASD discovered their deep ‘inspiration’ through making their art. The art of Elaine Crowder, Trent Altman, Kevin Hosseini, and students at The Beacon Day School, and other artists who have autism will be featured at The Brilliance of Autism Exhibit at Autism One 2013 conference on May 21- 26.

Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, on the Vital Role of Nutrition to Good Health

Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, on the Vital Role of Nutrition to Good Health

Experts Explore Link Between Vitamin D and Childhood Disorders

Experts Explore Link Between Vitamin D and Childhood Disorders
By Nora Tarte
Copywriter
Kirkman Group, Inc.

Recent studies suggest that there may be a correlation between vitamin D levels and autism diagnoses. While there may be some truth to the theories, experts are calling for more research to be done.

Multiple studies show that children diagnosed with autism have lower vitamin D levels than those without; and lower vitamin D levels were associated with more severe autism, according to a study in Saudi Arabiai.

Five Simple Steps to Designing Effective Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

When considering how to better equip individuals with autism spectrum disorders to attain and maintain employment, I discovered it is not mainly requirements in learning the job task, memorizing social skill scripts, giving eye contact, or attainment of independent-living skills that matter most. Unfortunately, requiring the young adult to reach success in each of these areas as a set criteria before receiving training for a job can actually jeopardize any employment outcome.

Nutritionally Support Immune and Inflammatory Responses

Nutritionally Support Immune and Inflammatory Responses

By Larry Newman
Chief Operating Officer
Kirkman Group. Inc.