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Not just man’s best friend

When 13-year-old Ethan Brown’s mom told him he couldn’t get an Xbox 360, Ethan’s immediate response was to lay down next to his dog, Apple, and pour his heart out about his disappointment.

So gifted, yet just different

Don’t ask Nathan Zimbrich who, when and why.

The almost perfect baby

The small bumper sticker on Nicole Strawser’s car offers only a hint of the story behind it.

A heart full of love

The first time she met a mom with a child with autism, Susan O’Shaughnessy remembers thinking how lucky it was that she wasn’t that mom.

Dreaming for Charlie

When doctors diagnosed Charlie Creedon with autism about 13 years ago, he was the 1 in 10,000.


Pleschette Davis-Moore clearly remembers the "poor you" look the ultrasound technician gave her before hurrying to get the doctor who’d only say he saw birth defects before sending her away.


"Yes, Cate, I know," says Nicole Knepper as she smiles with a sigh. This is the way her vibrant 3-year-old daughter greets her everyday, several times a day.

Local parents find hope in drug trial

Tne day last spring, as her 8-year-old son Timothy raced around the playground during her older son’s baseball game,

Traditional vs. electronic

When it comes to fostering a love of reading and building early literacy skills, traditional books beat out electronic books

Back to the cloth

Most busy mothers swear by the convenience of plastic diapers.
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