CNNH Stories: Maryanne

With two children on the autism spectrum, Maryanne shares how hectic life was before she found CNNH.

Maryanne and her family found relief through the collaborative model of care provided at CNNH. Everything she needed was in one location and the medical practitioner and therapists worked together to find a treatment protocol that worked for each of her children.

Maryanne also found community at CNNH, seeing neighbors and friends she had referred in the waiting room before and after her children’s appointments.

CNNH Stories: George R.

When George started having seizures – daily – at age 11, his mother knew she needed specialized medical care to address his issues. She was referred to Dr. Mark Mintz and, from that point forward, she felt like she was no longer alone in their journey. Eighteen years later, George remains seizure-free.

In this video, hear George and his mother, Maureen, explain how the personalized and compassionate care they received at CNNH contributed to a quality of life for George and peace of mind for Maureen.

All Abilities Art Exhibit 2019

This special art show and reception will feature the talents of differently-abled artists, we encourage all differently-abled artists to submit artwork!

This event is free and open to the public, however a $5 donation is encouraged to support NeurAbilities and the Voorhees Arts Council.

Hosted at the newly formed Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery @ 2120 Voorhees Town Center (inside the mall)

Light refreshments will be served.

The deadline for submitting artwork is Friday, July 12th. For detailed instructions on submitting artwork, please visit: http://bit.ly/allabilities123

This event is a joint effort of:

CNNH NeuroHealth

NeurAbilities

Voorhees Arts Council

 

Event located on the first floor of Voorhees Town Center Mall near the food court.

CNNH Stories: Evan H

When Evan’s son, Christopher, was born with multiple health issues, she felt that something wasn’t quite right. While he was eventually diagnosed with autism, she felt like there were other symptoms that did not quite fit his diagnosis. She could not get answers to her questions… until she came to CNNH NeuroHealth.

At CNNH, Christopher benefitted from “precision” or “personalized” medicine where the integrative clinical team – including a neurologist, genetics physician and behavior analyst – evaluated him separate from his diagnosis.

In this video, hear Evan explain how the clinical team’s “inquisitive refusal to give up” revealed new information about her son’s diagnosis and opened up treatment options for Christopher!

Conference: Life in High School and Beyond

Including a workshop from our every own Hilary Murphy, PhD!

 

Parents-Educators-Professionals–Students (14+)

Life in High School and Beyond Conference

& Resource Expo

Learning Disabilities – Attention Issues – Related Disorders

33 workshops        Breakfast and Lunch

Full brochure and mail-in registration at www.LDANJ.org-Events. Credit card registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.LDANJspring2019.eventbrite.com

****Early registration by May 1:  Students $25, Members $25, Non-members $50.  Questions? 732-645-2738 or info@LDANJ.org  

8:00-8:45       Registration, Breakfast, & Resource Expo Open 

8:45-10:00     Session A

         Workshop 1:  DBT Skills: Emotional and Behavioral Regulation for Students-Bobchin

          Workshop 2:  The Gap Year Advantage-Bull

          Workshop 3:  Empowering Teachers, Students and Parents Using Microsoft Office Learning Tools-Chernetz                

          Workshop 4:  Overcoming Learning Disability Barriers One Jet Pack at a Time-Diedrich

          Workshop 5:  Choosing the College Entrance Exam ACT, SAT or None-Morris

         Workshop 6:  Critical Legal Requirements of Transition Planning-Fingles  

          Workshop 7:  Preparing Students to be Work Ready-Tomasetti

          Workshop 8:  The Successful Transition from High School to College-Hebert

10:00-10:45    Networking & Resource Expo

10:45-12:00    Session B  

         Workshop 1:  Helping Our Late Bloomers Bloom: The Transition to Adulthood-Hughes

          Workshop 2:  Anxiety and Learning Disabilities-Salzman

          Workshop 3:  More Than Academics: The Other Skills Needed for Success in College-Arent

           Workshop 4:  Determining the Appropriate Placement-H. Freeman

          Workshop 5:  It’s Complicated! Understanding Learning Challenges-Glass

         Workshop 6:  10 Qualities Employers Look for in Job Candidates-Winston

         Workshop 7:  The Absent-Minded Professor: Executive Functioning, College and Common Sense-Murphy

         Workshop 8:  College Prep:  Ready, Set, Learn-Endlich

          Workshop 9:  Left My IEP/SP in High School. Now What?-Kruh

12:00- 12:45   Lunch-Awards-Networking-Resource Expo  

12:45-2:00      Session C

         Workshop 1:  Transformational Neurocognitive Skills for Life in High School and Beyond- Rudin & Kelly

          Workshop 2:  Applying to College with LD: A Top 10 List-Maxman

          Workshop 3:  LD Myths Can Impact Success in School and the Workplace-McGaw & McHale-Small

          Workshop 4:  Special Education and Transition is Not Limited to Classroom Work!-Kempski

           Workshop 5:  Navigating Disability Services in College: Strategies for Success – Morris-Wood

           Workshop 6:  Dyslexia – High School Students’ Perspectives – YES! Program Ambassadors

           Workshop 7:   Employment is a Path, Not a Detour-Reed & Phillips

          Workshop 8:   Knowing the Resources:  The Keys to a Smooth Transition-Ford

2:00-2:45        Resource Expo & Networking

2:45-4:00        Session D

         Workshop 1:   Labels Are for Soup Cans-Community Access Unlimited

          Workshop 2:   Proven Techniques to Increase Learning and Manage Attention-Elrom

          Workshop 3:   Navigating the College Maze-Meltzer

          Workshop 4:   Dyslexia Handbook-Tellier

          Workshop 5:   My Road from Struggling Student to Successful Special Education Teacher-Kramer

Workshop 6:   Colleges with Superior Supports for Students with Disabilities (LD, ADHD, ASD, etc.)-Tinkler

          Workshop 7:   Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Workplace-Maher

           Workshop 8:   Transitioning to College & Employment with Executive Function Challenges-Feinman

****4:00  Certificates for 5 Professional Development hours distributed (NJ Provider Identification #568)

Executive Functioning Skills Fact Sheet

In this quick fact sheet, CNNH Neuropsychologist Hilary Murphy, PhD explains what executive functioning is, different executive functioning skills, and what these skills may look like or how they may be used in a home or school setting. It’s important to note that the significance of these skills increases with age as individuals are expected to take on additional academic and social responsibilities.

Neuropsychological evaluations at CNNH NeuroHealth can assess for weaknesses in executive functioning and inform treatment planning. Click the link below to learn more about our neuropsychology services!

Dr. Murphy has extensive experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults and her areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, executive functioning, and other specific learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and late effects of chemotherapy, stroke, and developmental disabilities.

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Susan Schneider Williams Speaks at #NOH19

Susan Schneider Williams, widow of famous actor Robin Williams, gave a keynote speech at the annual “Neurology On the Hill” 2019 on Capitol Hill. This event brings together neurologists from across the country to interface with lawmakers and advocate for neurological issues.

In Robin Williams’ final years, he suffered from Lewy body dementia (LBD). This has inspired Mrs. Schneider Williams to become a prominent advocate, fund raiser, and public speaker for brain disease research, in particular finding a cure for LBD. In 2016 she wrote a special editorial, “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain” that was printed in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Among the projects Mrs. Schneider Williams now has lined up, are gallery shows in the United States and Europe, with a significant percentage of the proceeds earmarked for the American Brain Foundation of which she is Vice Chair on the board of directors. “My goal is to turn Robin’s suffering into something meaningful,” said Schneider Williams. “Hopefully, from sharing his experience, our experience, I can help raise awareness and increase funding for brain disease research.”

Dr. Mark Mintz, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Founder of CNNH NeuroHealth, was at the event and had a chance to speak with Mrs. Schneider Williams following her well-received speech.

CNNH Goes to Washington #NOH19

For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Mark Mintz, Chief Medical Officer and Founder of CNNH NeuroHealth, joined the New Jersey delegation for “Neurology On the Hill” #NOH19. This annual event organized by the American Academy of Neurology #AANadvocacy, brings together neurology delegations from across the country on Capitol Hill to advocate for important issues related to neurological care and to help educate senators and representatives on these matters.

Keynote speakers this year included Susan Schneider Williams, widow of Robin Williams. Because of Robin’s tragic story, she has become a prominent advocate for brain disease research, in particular Lewy body dementia (LBD) which had severely affected Robin in his final years. CLICK HERE for a separate CNNH blog post on Mrs Schneider Williams and her efforts…

Another keynote speaker was vice admiral Jerome Adams, MD, the current US Surgeon General.

Dr Mintz had a chance to chat with Mrs Schneider Williams as well as meet Congressmen Jeff Van Drew and John Joyce. We thank them for their support of neurological issues.

Check out these pictures Dr Mintz took from this year’s event, and then keep reading below to learn about the 2019 NOH Priority Issues…

 

Dr Mark Mintz, MD, talks with Susan Schneider Williams, widow of Robin Williams, following her keynote speech on brain research advocacy
US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD gives a speech at the conference
Meeting with Congressman Jeff Van Drew of NJ’s 1st district, we thank him for supporting NOH and the patients and families we serve.
Meeting with Congressman John Joyce of PA’s 13th district, we thank him for supporting NOH and the patients and families we serve.

2019 NOH PRIORITY ISSUES:

  1. Increasing funding for the NIH, including the BRAIN Initiative, and supporting the reauthorization of the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
  2. Maintaining access to treatments by establishing an exception to step therapy protocols in specific circumstances.
  3. Preserving access to care for neurologic patients by opposing any payment policy that would further devalue complex E/M services.

 

Self Expression Art Reception


CALLING ALL DIFFERENTLY-ABLED ARTISTS!

This is a special art show held in the newly formed Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery. The show is a joint effort of CNNH NeuroHealth, the Voorhees Arts Council, and NeurAbilities. On display will be the collected works of local artists, with an emphasis on showcasing the work of artists with disabilities. Artists are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend, and all are welcome! There will be light refreshments.

We recommend a $5 donation for all visitors attending the reception. Proceeds will go directly to the non-profit organizations: Voorhees Arts Council and NeurAbilities, for further development of arts programming supporting the special need community!

For more information please email: marianne@marianneleone.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ARTWORK:

Each artist may submit images of any 2D artwork (drawing, painting, photography,etc.) for consideration. The artwork must be able to be hung on a vertical grid for display. Please submit color images of the artwork by Feb 1st to Marianne Leone at Marianne@marianneleone.com Please indicate if your pieces are NFS or for sale, and the cost of each item. Drop off for all artwork will be at the Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery between February 5th and February 8th from 10am-2pm.  Contact Marianne Leone at (609) 315-6218 for alternative arrangements. Installation will take place on Friday, February 8th in the afternoon.

 

Exploring & Managing the Impact of ADHD Across the Lifespan

RECORDED WEBINAR VIDEO CONTENT…

While Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is commonly associated with childhood, research indicates that deficits in attention and executive functioning can persist well into adolescence and adulthood. For those individuals whose symptoms are misunderstood or misdiagnosed, these unaddressed deficits are associated with academic underachievement, underemployment, and psychosocial difficulties. The current presentation seeks to explore the literature regarding the long-term impact of unmanaged or undiagnosed attentional deficits and executive dysfunction and how these symptoms can interfere with all areas of functioning.

Hosted by NJCTS (NJ Center for Tourette’s Syndrome)
https://njcts.org/

Presented by:
Hilary Murphy, PhD
CNNH Neuropsychologist

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