Hear the stories of brothers Stanley and Stephon, and how coming to CNNH helped them manage their challenging behaviors at home and at school. Now both boys are doing extremely well. Stanley was the first student with autism to join the high school swimming team which captured the hearts of his community and inspired press coverage and the formation of special needs sports programs. Both boys have since medaled at the Special Olympics!
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.
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.
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!
Teresa’s son was having significant behavioral issues at preschool to the point that she went through 3 different preschools in 3 months. At CNNH, the neurologist and the neuropsychologist were able to put “both pieces of the puzzle together”. Hear in Teresa’s own words about her experience at CNNH from her perspective as a working family physician.
Karen, a mother of a son with autism, describes her long, frustrating and confusing journey trying to find answers for her child’s struggles at home and at school. After years of not being listened to by doctors and schools, she came to CNNH where she was finally able to receive a definitive diagnosis, effective treatment plan, and coordinated follow-up care.
Sara’s son has a rare genetic defect that was discovered at CNNH through genetic testing. This allowed them to receive a proper diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan. They are now on the road to success!
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)
Hilary Murphy, PhD
In this WEBINAR VIDEO RECORDING, Dr. Hilary Murphy, PhD, a Neuropsychologist at CNNH NeuroHealth, approaches the topic of Anxiety in the classroom from a clinical perspective. She explores the many relationships between, and contributors of, anxiety and learning differences for developing students. This webinar should help both Educators and Parents to better understand and manage potential issues of their students and children.
In this recorded Facebook Live event from Dec 11th, 2018, hosted by MITOACTION (http://www.mitoaction.org/), renowned medical geneticist and Director of the CNNH NeuroGenomics program, Richard Boles, MD, discusses the many ways Genetic Testing and the field of NeuroGenomics can positively impact patients lives, whether it is working directly with the patient, or partnering with their primary care physician. Since this event was hosted by MitoAction, he also took time to highlight the relationship between Genetic Testing and Mitochondrial Disorders.
Introducing Dr. Boles is Dr. Pnina Mintz, Vice President of CNNH, who briefly takes the screen to answer questions about CNNH NeuroHealth, who we are and what we do.