Thursday, September 30, 2010

ADHD Linked to Genetics

British scientists have found direct link between genetics and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

CRF Announces Winner of Best Dad on Wheels Contest 2010

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has announced that Ben Hayes of Auburn, Maine is the winner of the 2010 Best Dad on Wheels Contest. You can find out more about Hayes and read the winning entry here.

Congratulations, Ben!

Photo by Judy Winter 2010: Participants in Michigan's 20th ADA Anniversary Celebration.

Minute Vacations -October 2010

Cider & Donuts & Classic Cars
Uncle John's Cider Mill
St. John's, Michigan

How well I remember the many times I briefly escaped the demands of special needs parenting simply by taking a drive in my car. Those short escapes worked wonders, and I always came back ready to take on the next challenge.

Where would you go if you could hit the open road right now?

Photo Judy Winter 2010

Words of Wisdom from Thomas Merton -October 2010

"Perhaps I am stronger than I think."

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Special Needs News -Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2010

I'm thrilled that my son's birthday now falls on the same date as Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.
With the exception of Christopher Reeve, whose birthdate is also today, I can't think of a better person with whom to share September 25th.

It's an honor that helps heal the sting of my great loss.

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics. Used with permission.

Judy Winter

Happy 20th RicStar!

Happy 20th birthday, my beloved Eric! You'll live on in my heart forever.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Breakthrough Parenting Top 5 Special Needs Pick on Fox Morning News-Boston Parenting Segment

Happy to be included in this morning's Fox Morning News- Boston parenting segment as one of Top 5 special needs books as selected by author/parenting expert Lynne Griffin.

Here's the link so you can check out all the selections and suggest some of your own.

When it comes to special needs parenting, great resources can make a world of difference.

Thanks, Lynne!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

MDA 2010 Tribute to Mattie & Jeni Stepanek

Of the many wonderful people I've been honored to interview during my career, Mattie Stepanek and his remarkable mother, Jeni, remain two of my favorites. Enjoy a well-deserved 2010 tribute to this young peacemaker and poet by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) here.

Gone too soon.

Photo 'Free' Judy Winter 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Back to School -Letting Go 2010

Big hugs to all those parents learning to let go of their babies for the first time this morning, and to all those still trying.

Photo Judy Winter 2010

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