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One Exceptional Parent Swinging from the Trees: While there is no evidence that XT (the devoted mother) ever belonged to a support group, received any training, or read EP Magazine, she perhaps redefined the term "exceptional parent." Oct 1, 2021 979
Unforgettable. Sep 1, 2021 1089
Stopped Living As a Cause of Death. Aug 1, 2021 1052
I Have Found It! Most of the time, our "Eureka" or "Aha!" moments don't come when we are diligently searching for them. Jul 1, 2021 1126
Happy Golden Anniversary, EP! Jun 1, 2021 299
Reflections of an Orderly and His Duties: Parents of children with special health care needs have long learned the art of emptying "crap" from their surroundings. They strive to discard short-sighted legislation. They are diligent about cleaning up misguided polices and are gifted and skilled in ensuring that insensitivity is properly and effectively flushed. Jun 1, 2021 1232
The Player Pianos at Orange Grove: The Player Pianos at Orange Grove have changed the way people relate to one another. Sometimes they are partners, sometimes they are players, and sometimes they are simply an appreciative audience. But they are all connected and engaged. May 1, 2021 1070
Books By the Pound. Apr 1, 2021 1390
On Gravity and the Queens Dress. Mar 1, 2021 1499
Strike Zone: The readers of Exceptional Parent Magazine are used to catching fast balls that are thrown "somewhere there.". Feb 1, 2021 946
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Exceptional Parent Magazine has evolved. What was once exclusively dedicated to parents is now universally read by all the stakeholders in the disability community. Jan 1, 2021 2903
Blood Red. Dec 1, 2020 1122
Reflections on My History of Swearing. Nov 1, 2020 1274
Whistle Blower. Oct 1, 2020 953
Quasimodo Syndrome. Sep 1, 2020 1177
Who Was that Masked Man? Aug 1, 2020 1368
On the Longevity of The Scream. Jul 1, 2020 1118
The Rites and Rights of Summer. Jun 1, 2020 1370
Inflammation, Inclusion and Intervention. May 1, 2020 973
The 10-Second Rule: While The 10-Second Rule may be of interest to the "foodies" among us, my editorials are dedicated to addressing issues of keen interest (most notably regarding healthcare) to the disability community and so I want to introduce you to the 18-Second Rule. Editorial Apr 1, 2020 1142
Order 227: "Not a Step Back": The goal of this article is certainly not to provide any positivity to the cruel regime of Stalin, but to remind the current crop of disability rights activists that the world is watching and waiting to see if you understand, respect and acknowledge your role in the "ongoing" movement. Feb 1, 2020 1001
"Rawhide" is Heading to the "Stagecoach": It's quite gratifying to hear nurses, therapists, physicians and dentists refer to our patients as All In, Striving, Always Up, Top Gun, Gang of One, Upbeat, The Best--and my favorite, Perfect. Nov 1, 2019 1017
On Being Touched by a Rhino. Oct 1, 2019 1245
On Being Able to See Right Through You: A study demonstrated that radiologists who read images, X-rays, MRIs and CT scans did a better job if they saw a picture of the face of the patient. The radiologists in the study said they read CT scans more meticulously and felt more empathy when they saw a patient's face. Sep 1, 2019 854
Spellbound. Aug 1, 2019 1014
A Quick Squirt to the Rescue. Jul 1, 2019 1006
Revenge, Retribution and Retaliation. Jun 1, 2019 837
Injured, Disabled and Impaired: The Vintage Base Ball Association is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of sportsmanship, gentlemanly behavior, courtesy, and respect for others. May 1, 2019 1337
Shades of Green. Apr 1, 2019 1048
I Prefer Mine Rare Thank You. Editorial Mar 1, 2019 1610
Patent Number 4,498,586 and its Contribution to Civilization: Exceptional Parents don't expect services to be delivered, they are happy to go out to get them. Editorial Feb 1, 2019 1028
The One with the Waggly Tail: The lyrics to the hit song "The Doggie in the Window" commandeered you to sing along, and millions did. The song was cute because puppies are cute. And humans are captivated by "cute.". Column Jan 1, 2019 983
AADMD Policy Paper on Physician Decision Making in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The operative question should always be, "If this patient did not have an intellectual/ developmental disability, which treatment would be in the patient's best interests?". Editorial Dec 1, 2018 865
It's Magic, Pure and Simple. Editorial Nov 1, 2018 828
Tom Cheetham, MD. Oct 1, 2018 1185
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin took Otis Redding's song and transformed the song into an anthem for civil rights and feminism. Indeed, there are millions of people who have adopted the song as their own personal anthem. Editorial Sep 1, 2018 1026
A Whistle for James: James Long was one of the Orange Grove athletes that was given a chance to speak. When he approached the microphone, the room went silent. James is a 54-year-old, highly-competitive guy who has been a Special Olympics athlete for 40 years. Report Aug 1, 2018 1298
A Breath of Fresh Air: The idea that odor might be a key in disease determination is not new. Almost 2,000 years ago, one of the originators of ancient Hindu medicine stated, "by the sense of smell we can recognize the peculiar perspiration of many diseases, which has an important bearing on their identification.". Disease/Disorder overview Jul 1, 2018 1010
A Can of Coke, a Starbucks Cup and a Circle with EP: The EP logo has appeared on publications, shirts, hats, bumper stickers, banners, signs and scores of other products. What we are most proud of are the thousands of Physicians, Patients and People that have been lured to this exceptional island--not to be shipwrecked, but to find a safe harbor. Obituary Jun 1, 2018 1078
Black Holes, Wheel Chairs and a Familiar Voice: Like Hawking, readers of Exceptional Parent magazine have long fought to have their "voices" heard. They come in numerous accents, decibels and emotions. They are sometimes shouted, sometimes repeated and often done in unison. Column May 1, 2018 926
On Holding Things Together. Apr 1, 2018 843
On Becoming a Practitioner of the Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Editorial Mar 1, 2018 1032
On Early Warning Systems. Editorial Feb 1, 2018 1215
On Learning How to Face Up to Things: At the Orange Grove Center we are investigating the merits of using robots in teaching medical students and family practice residents facial expression recognition. Jan 1, 2018 1085
Beat the Clock: Not being able to "Beat the Clock" for AAMD physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, neurologists, optometrists and other healthcare specialists means not being able to tell families that everything that can be done is being done. Editorial Dec 1, 2017 953
On Learning That My Brain is Shrinking. Editorial Nov 1, 2017 1096
On Catching the Number 7 Bus Home: The tale of Gertie and Gail serves to emphasize the fundamental tenet of caring for and about individuals with dementia, and that is to "live in their world.". Editorial Oct 1, 2017 1521
The Case of the 125-pound, drooling, snoring, gassy, loud and silly girl. Column Aug 1, 2017 1048
Honoris Causa. Column Jul 1, 2017 976
In and out of the lines: people, like crayons, come in a vast array of colors; but each one contributes to our collective palette. Editorial Jun 1, 2017 997
Word count. Personal account May 1, 2017 1225
Smarty pants: exceptional parents have always worn "exceptional clothes" and have created an awareness, a movement and a culture that will surely outlast any battery-operated "smart device.". Apr 1, 2017 1330
Paku-Paku: if Pac-Man is indeed the unofficial game of exceptional parents, then the battle cry of their movement will always be "paku-paku;" as they munch and gobble up anyone who stands in the way of inclusion, acceptance and respect. Report Mar 1, 2017 915
From here to there but not back again. Editorial Feb 1, 2017 475
Face to face: the secret to the joys and rewards of supporting individuals with special needs is best shared by Dejan Stojanovic: "for a moment at least, be a smile on someone else's face.". Jan 1, 2017 1056
A slap to the head: Lenny needed that slap to the head, not only for himself but to announce to his team that he was mad at himself, and that they could count on him to continue to give his all. Dec 1, 2016 922
A gift for the rest of time: exceptional Parent magazine congratulates Rotary International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on their fourth annual World Polio Day event (October 24) where more than 50,000 viewers around the world will hear about the progress on the road to polio eradication. Nov 1, 2016 904
Odds and evens playing nicely together: Unified Sports provides people with and without ID (intellectual disabilities) the opportunity to play on the same sports team, creating a space for friendships, physical activity and fun. Oct 1, 2016 1182
Fluid dynamics. Sep 1, 2016 1027
You don't know jack. Interview Aug 1, 2016 670
Rational coefficients. Jul 1, 2016 842
Donald, Chuck E. and the Benjamins. Jun 1, 2016 806
Let's make respect the new R-word: reprinted with permission from the Huffington post. Reprint Apr 1, 2016 985
Put a lid on it: there is a lesson to be learned and, in the best tradition of cross-technology, there is a place for a revised version of the "programmable content demarcated styrene lid.". Mar 1, 2016 1121
A memorable place to live. Feb 1, 2016 1214
It's the law: one of the most recent eponymous laws that exceptional parent magazine salutes, supports and applauds is Chloe's law (Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act). Jan 1, 2016 1019
Bader with a "B": his most memorable maxim, "a disabled person who fights back is not disabled ... but inspired," became the driving force behind the creation in 1982 of The Douglas Bader Foundation. Interview Dec 1, 2015 1139
Roots, bark and branches. Nov 1, 2015 971
Message in a bottle: each time exceptional parents share stories about their children to physicians, therapists, educators, researchers, policymakers, funders and advocates, they are connecting science to the humanities. Oct 1, 2015 858
Lessons from Cecil: the pride we share. Sep 1, 2015 1302
An exceptional cookie: the OREO serves as a "tip sheet," or memory jogger of the four most important domains of being an exceptional parent. Aug 1, 2015 1206
Love locks: while it is true that exceptional parents did not sign up (in most cases) for the myriad challenges and stressors of exceptional parenting, they do not feel that they are "locked" into anything. Jul 1, 2015 784
Look at us, we're walking: the 2014 MDA telethon (named "Show of Strength") raised $56.9 million dollars while the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised $100 million dollars in one month. Jun 1, 2015 829
BMOC. May 1, 2015 834
Meow. Apr 1, 2015 1213
Through the looking glass. Mar 1, 2015 917
The cards are stacked. Feb 1, 2015 910
The case for hairy arms: the inclusion of "theory of the hairy arms" is a brilliant strategy that could be easily and effectively adopted by exceptional parents. Jan 1, 2015 1234
On thanking the Swiss for more than their chocolate: learning more and growing sums up the never-ending pursuits of the "exceptional parent" as well as their ongoing search for the tools to achieve those goals. Dec 1, 2014 956
A most exclusive club. Nov 1, 2014 1090
Warning signs: so what came first, our inherent stupidity or the lawyers who insisted that we be protected from ourselves? Oct 1, 2014 930
Blue Hens, kitchen tables and the grooming of future leaders. Sep 1, 2014 1176
Congratulations to Kristin Compton, DMD: TNCO 2014 Manager of the Year. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 138
Too cute: Konrad Lorenz proposed the notion of a "baby schema," a set of facial and body features that make a creature appear "cute" and activates in others, the motivation to care for it. Aug 1, 2014 1041
To review with an open and critical mind. Brief article Aug 1, 2014 282
No shirts, no shoes, no behavior, no service: some restaurants that do not want to be thought of as insensitive to families coping with special needs are recognizing another way of announcing their reluctance to serve "children with novel distractions"--and that is to offer discounts to "well behaved children.". Jul 1, 2014 861
As tolerated. Jun 1, 2014 900
Can I quote you on that? May 1, 2014 980
Spell bound. Apr 1, 2014 796
Happy Birthday, Joe!: if they really wanted to give young boys the excitement, challenges and thrills of a real life adventure hero, they should have reinvented him as "G.I. Joe the Group Home Action Hero.". Mar 1, 2014 922
The "Queerest People": the Munchkins represented the little people who worked for a living, the backbone of the community and the productive engines of society. Feb 1, 2014 1321
The name game: We are well acquainted with many opportunities to "name" numerous anatomical structures that are found exclusively in the sensory organs of parents that are hyper sensitive and hyper tuned to hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling injustices, inequities and inadequacies in rights, services and supports that their children not only need, but deserve. Editorial Jan 1, 2014 1100
Animal crackers: researchers in veterinary medicine and epidemiology have long demonstrated key connections between animals and humans in the areas of emerging infections. "Zoobiguity" looks at connections that are closer to home, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, oncology and also psychiatry. Dec 1, 2013 994
A point well taken: the struggles and challenges of parenting a child with special needs have been met by parents "pointing" out their rights, their needs and their obligations to many deaf ears; ears that couldn't or wouldn't hear. Seems like "pointing" comes in handy when you want to make a point and you need something beyond mundane words. Editorial Nov 1, 2013 1100
Take as directed: Barry Blackwell, writing in the New England Journal of Medicine (1973) offered that, "too often a prescription signals the end to an interview rather than the start of an alliance." In the case of "prescribing" engage in Special Olympics, the "alliance" is initiated, encouraged and developed over the life of the Special Olympics athlete. Oct 1, 2013 1232
The weight of numbers: while I got over my short lived rant, I thought about the legions of exceptional parents and their exceptional kids who have their days and lives dictated by numbers. Numbers that define the validity and level of services that the numbers themselves designate. Numbers that signify that their children can't or won't receive services that might ultimately change the very numbers that defined them to begin with. Column Sep 1, 2013 1112

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