Maureen Feighan The Detroit News Published 6:18 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 It’s a mad scramble special needs parents know painfully well: Dashing from one therapy appointment to another, sometimes miles apart, because no distance is too far when it comes to developing your child’s potential. Jai Reddy has been there. Not long after his son Arjun was diagnosed with autism nearly a decade ago, he and his wife started taking him to Applied Behavioral Analysis, a type of positive reinforcement therapy for autism. In between the hours of ABA, there were music therapy appointments, speech, even equine therapy with horses. “It was always an hour drive between any two locations,” said Reddy, who owns an IT company in Clinton Township and used to live in Shelby Township before moving to Bloomfield Hills. “It was very hard.” The endless running made Reddy think there had to be a better way. But there wasn’t. Now Reddy is creating one. Reddy is gearing up … [Read more...] about Autism life Lab Kids therapy
Stefan James was once so silent, people asked his parents if he could speak. Today, he speaks to millions about how to master their lives. The Oracles Published 12:30 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Photo: Stefan James Photo: Stefan James Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Stefan James This Entrepreneur Used to Be the Shyest Kid in School. Now He Makes Millions Teaching Self-Mastery. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Just over a decade ago, a student in Vancouver, British Columbia, changed high schools three times as his family’s finances plummeted. Coupled with a severe case of shyness and anxiety, the moves left him feeling invisible. Few of his classmates even noticed … [Read more...] about This Entrepreneur Used to Be the Shyest Kid in School. Now He Makes Millions Teaching Self-Mastery.
Starting September 1 of this year, the mayor tweeted, every Parisian kid under age 11 will be able to use public transit free of charge. Older youth will get a 50% reimbursement on their Imagine’R travel card. And the Paris bike share system, Velib–which recently rolled out electric bikes–will be free for everyone under the age of 18 (kids as young as 14 can rent bikes). Parisians with disabilities under the age of 20 will also be able to ride transit for free. Hidalgo’s plan covers all trips through Paris and the surrounding Île-de-France region, and is expected to cost €15 million per year. While most of the perks are aimed at young people for the time being, it’s not difficult to imagine a ripple effect: If a parent’s young child can ride the Métro for free, it’s more likely that the parent will opt to pay the fair to accompany them, if need be. over 60% of people in the region opting for the Métro, bus, or regional … [Read more...] about Paris will roll out free public transit (and bike share) for kids
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 5:02 pm PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Sutro the bear enjoyed many activities at the Grand Hyatt Kauai after he was accidentally left behind by his family on a trip to Hawaii. Click through the gallery to see his adventures. Sutro the bear enjoyed many activities at the Grand Hyatt Kauai after he was accidentally left behind by his family on a trip to Hawaii. Click through the gallery to see his adventures. Photo: Courtesy Grand Hyatt Kauai Photo: Courtesy Grand Hyatt Kauai Image 1 of / 64 Caption Close Image 1 of 64 Sutro the bear enjoyed many activities at the Grand Hyatt Kauai after he was accidentally left behind by his family on a trip to Hawaii. Click through the gallery to see his adventures. Sutro the bear enjoyed many activities at the Grand … [Read more...] about A kid lost his beloved teddy bear on vacation in Hawaii. The hotel’s response was heartwarming
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