Special Needs

Camps for Special Needs Kids


Children with special needs can enjoy residential summer camp programs like Talisman Camp (pictured) in North Carolina along with opportunities here in Middle Tennessee.

Spotlight: The Brown Center for Autism


— getting everyone on the same page — When Juli Liske’s son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism when he was 23 months old, there were no immediate resources where her family lived in eastern Kentucky. As a result, the former dental hygienist did a lot of research and developed an intensive, multi-layered program for Ben… Read more »

Diabetes and Your Child


In the United States, 23.6 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and of that number, more than 186,000 are youth and children. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a new diagnosis occurs nationwide every 20 seconds. In Tennessee, more than 600,000 people, young and old, live with the disease, and those numbers are rising. Here’s a look at what diabetes is and what it’s like for your child to live with it.