New Jersey Chiropractor Discusses Son’s AD/HD

When New Jersey chiropractor Daniel Cardellichio discovered that his 13-year-old son James had attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (or AD/HD), he started to reflect on his own childhood. “I think that I had AD/HD growing up,” he said. “It was a situation where I remember sitting in class, looking at that clock every 10 seconds. I wasContinue reading “New Jersey Chiropractor Discusses Son’s AD/HD”

Left Behind: Laura and Sammy Colnes

This article is part of a series called “Left Behind,” where we highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted a generation of students. After more than a year of living in isolation, Laura Colnes sees the impact on her son Sammy. The Marlton, New Jersey resident saw how remote learning took its toll on her 21-year-oldContinue reading “Left Behind: Laura and Sammy Colnes”

Thriving with a Stutter

Three young adults share their experience with a stutter Caden Short, Matt Phillips and Carl Coffey come from different parts of the country, but share a common condition. Each has struggled with a stutter, a speech disorder commonly associated with disruptions in speaking. They have not let the struggle define them. Coffey, 32, a BowlingContinue reading “Thriving with a Stutter”

College Student Discusses His Journey with Asperger’s

April is Autism Awareness Month. We are profiling different individuals on the autism spectrum to put a spotlight on their gifts, their struggles and their triumphs. Alex Prizgintas has never been defined by his autism diagnosis. Rather, he defines himself by his passions for music and history. The Marist College junior was diagnosed with high-functioningContinue reading “College Student Discusses His Journey with Asperger’s”

Mom Shares Story on World Autism Awareness Day

When Maria McFadden Maffucci found out that her son James was diagnosed with autism at four years old, she had a hard time accepting it at first. “I argued with everyone initially that he wasn’t autistic, because my idea of autism was not what we now understand the spectrum to be,” she said. “I thoughtContinue reading “Mom Shares Story on World Autism Awareness Day”