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Autism is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders today, with a child diagnosed every 20 minutes. The good news is that children with autism can learn and improve significantly, with the proper treatments and interventions. However, effective autism programs and services are not often available. Read more
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 303 children in the U.S. have CP. Read more 
Child Behavior Disorders
Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavioral problems that are real, painful, and costly. These problems, often called "disorders," are sources of stress for children and their families, schools, and communities. Read more

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy.  Read more

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in approximately one in every 800 live births. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Read more...

Read Jessica Madson's personal story of living life with Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator
By Jessica Madson

Lyme Disease
Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975.  Read more

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans in a given year and about 24 million people worldwide. Research suggests that men and women are at equal risk of developing schizophrenia. The disease occurs at similar rates in all ethnic groups around the world. At this time, no one knows exactly what causes the disease or why it affects some and not others. Just like people who have arthritis or migraines, it’s not your fault that you have schizophrenia. No one is to blame. Read more...
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) or Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) is caused by vigorous shaking of an infant or young child by the arms, legs, chest or shoulders. Forceful shaking can result in brain damage leading to intellectual disability, speech and learning disabilities, paralysis, seizures, hearing loss and even death. It may cause bleeding around the brain and eyes, resulting in blindness. Read more...




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Support groups are a place of mutual aid for parents to  exchange emotional and practical support in order to reduce stress, to develop constructive coping skills and exchange information.  Click here for calendar provided by EFRC.



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