The Hunt for Hope opens door for disabled youth

The “Hunt for Hope” was born out of the idea that all individuals, regardless of their disability, should have the opportunity to participate in a deer hunt if they so desire. Heidi and Scott Meshew of Wooster wanted that same opportunity for their son Cooper, an avid outdoorsman affected by a neuromuscular disorder. The couple […]

Purple Power creates conversation about epilepsy

Purple shirts. Purple ties. Purple scrubs, sweaters and dresses. Akron Children’s neurology and neurodevelopmental science team celebrated Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to build awareness for epilepsy.

New clinic aims to help every child succeed in school

Identifying the cause of a learning problem and coming up with an action plan can make all the difference in a child’s achievement. Akron Children’s School Success Clinic offers families the expertise of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, speech pathologists and psychologists.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack

Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center hosted its annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” carnival and picnic for children with cerebral palsy last Saturday.

Lean Six Sigma process gives neurology a new look

Akron Children’s neurology patients will notice a brighter “neighborhood” feel on their next visit with colorful tulips, trees and birds on the walls and, more importantly, a more efficient, streamlined flow for getting in and out of appointments. The redesign of the neurology department is just the start of massive remodeling of the hospital’s neurodevelopmental science center.

Change Bandit spotlight: Overcoming a seizure disorder

For the first 5 years of his life, Mitchell Pallotta was a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. To support other patients at Akron Children’s, and to say thanks for the great care he received, Mitchell has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.