Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party

Please invite my kid with special needs to your kid’s party
PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO My son Zach bounded off the school bus waving a party invitation as if it were a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. “I’m going to Matthew’s birthday party!” my then-ten-year-old yelled, bouncing around the yard, before he crashed through the door into the house, hollering about what presentRead more

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate
© Photodisc/Thinkstock On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, passed the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorder Act. As U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) explains on his web site, this act will be included as part of an opioid-related package of bills thatRead more

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

Children of the Opioid Epidemic
It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’tRead more