Special Needs

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.

Spotlight: Tucker’s House


Creating Places to Call Home As Sunny Rosenbalm drove home to Nashville the Sunday after the Friday birth of her grandson, Tucker, in February 2006, she received a phone call from her son. “He asked me to pray for Tucker,” Rosenbalm said. “He said Tucker was having seizures.” Thus began a difficult and frustrating journey… Read more »

Spotlight: Special Kids


Caring for children of special needs is what Special Kids does best. It’s a Christian, non-profit organization that gives therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs ages birth to 21 years. “Special Kids sees children based on physician referral,” says Ginger Warf, director of marketing at Special Kids. “We were founded… Read more »

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