Mary Douglas, director of grant administration in Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, learned about volunteerism from her parents. Mary’s 91-year-old mother, who recently passed away, was a lifelong volunteer, serving at Aultman Hospital and the Red Cross and even handmaking over 100 quilts for Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Similarly, Mary’s dad volunteered for […]
Siblings often have lots of similar characteristics – eye color, temperament – but for the Broom family of Plain Township, their 3 boys have something in common that couldn’t be more different – autism spectrum disorder. “Autism isn’t a cookie-cutter disorder,” said the boys’ mom, Jodi Broom. “Like typical siblings each boy has his own […]
At Akron Children’s Hospital, it’s often the small moments that make the biggest difference – from cheering on kids who’ve overcome obstacles to learn to walk, to everyday office visits where we’re able to convince nervous youngsters that their pediatrician is a friend. These are the wide range of experiences we try to capture on […]
Since 2013, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were combined into one diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We define where on the spectrum a child is based on the amount of support he needs.
Research has shown that parents are right 85 percent of the time when they think their child has a health concern. In this video, Dr. John Duby, director of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses how a parent’s input plays a key role in the proper diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Although their cause is unknown, autism spectrum disorders affect about 1 in 88 children. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. John Duby, director of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the signs and symptoms that a child may be affected by one of these developmental disorders.