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Team Riley: Joining Forces to Help a Child with Rett Syndrome Find Her Voice Feb 4, 2013

Riley's parents and therapists agreed that "eye gaze" was her best form of communication. So they went to work developing a system to help her communicate her needs and wants by using her eyes.

In the April 2011 issue of EP (Exceptional Parent ) magazine, readers met Riley, daughter of Army sergeant Alan and Jessica Steventon of Fort Campbell, Ky. ("A Full Plate: Helping a Child With Rett Syndrome Thrive and Grow"). Riley, diagnosed with Rett syndrome at 26 months, weighed only 28 pounds at age four. The article focused on the therapy she was receiving to help her eat more and gain weight. READ MORE

November 2012 Issue Nov 23, 2012

November 2012 MilitaryFINANCIAL & ESTATE PLANNING FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

U.S. MILITARY SECTION

 * Big Bird for President, by Shelly L. Huhtanen

 * Preventing Gaps in Special Needs Therapies for CHildren, by Shari Lopatin

 * Planning for COllege and a Life of Independance, by Christopher Waddell

 * Military News

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NFL Will Benefit From New Military Studies on Concussions Aug 11, 2011

New Book on Military Brain Injuries Shows Technique

A recent University of North Carolina study showed that the average college football player receives over 300 blows to the head in four seasons. In the pros it is even higher. READ MORE

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