What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

April is Autism Awareness Month. Let’s learn a bit about autism….. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of…

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Ohio Scholarship Programs

Across Ohio, thousands of parents use state-funded scholarships to send their children to the school they choose. Through Ohio’s four scholarship programs, parents are able to direct a portion of their tax money that is designated for their child’s education. The Golden Key is a provider for two of those scholarship programs. Both are programs…

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Down Syndrome Awareness

What is Down Syndrome? In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes.  Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes.  Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which…

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Welcome March!

I, for one, am glad to see the month of Feb leave.  The weather has been so difficult!  I know March may not be any better, but at least we are closer to Spring.  It’s such a difficult decision to make on closing services. For those working parents, I do try to keep the childcare portion…

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