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Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy0
Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy
Published: December 28, 2017 | 5 minute read

Little Diego’s family chooses to rewrite his story Diego was delivered by C-section. He hardly cried at birth and was cyanotic and had seizures. He was given oxygen for first 12 days of life. Since he could not breastfeed, he had to be tube fed. “When Diego was born, the doctors told us right away that he had a disability. The minute I found that my son wasn’t like a normal kid I couldn’t believe it, I got desperate and really depressed, I wanted to die.

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Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work0
Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work
Published: November 17, 2017 | 5 minute read

Zac today – handsome, smart and determined Zac, a little boy with a lot of challenges What do parents expect after attending the “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured” course? A program to help their brain-injured child? Mutual support from other parents? Guidance from staff members of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential? Knowledge and deep understanding of how the brain works? Yes, all the above. However, many parents report the most important thing they take home from the course is hope or a strong renewal of the hope they were in danger of losing.

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Halloween 2018: It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins0
Halloween 2018: It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins
Published: November 11, 2017 | 3 minute read

Our families from around the world are gathered in The Children’s Center to learn about “Composers Around the World” from the Students of The Evan Thomas Institute Halloween has traveled around the world. In the United States it is celebrated by more Americans than almost any other cultural event except the 4th of July. It used to be kids only but now baby boomers have decided they do not want to grow up and Halloween has become a good excuse for a party with costumes and a lot of beloved junk food for adults of all ages.

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Better Babies Return To Become Better Parents0
Better Babies Return To Become Better Parents
Published: November 2, 2017 | 5 minute read

Autumn has arrived on the beautiful campus of The Institutes to welcome the parents attending the October How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course Since the very first presentation of the “How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence” course in 1978, we have been hearing from our parents about their children. Now many of those better babies are all grown up and having their own better babies. Many of our kids who are now adults remember very well the fun they had learning at home with their mothers and fathers using Bits of Intelligence, reading and dot cards.

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Respiratory Distress and Failure to Thrive0
Respiratory Distress and Failure to Thrive
Published: November 1, 2017 | 5 minute read

Fumio almost didn’t make it. Fumio and Glenn had a natural affinity from the start. At birth, Fumio lacked the basic reflexes a newborn baby should have and was not expected to live. Too weak to suck and swallow, he was hospitalized and tube fed for the first three months of life. As his parents watched their little boy struggle to breathe and do what other kids did effortlessly, they began to search for help that would lead them to The Institutes.

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