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When my friend Caroline's father showed signs of Parkinson's disease last summer, she moved him from northern California to her home in Wisconsin, providing 24/7 care for several months.

When we're kids and young adults, making friends comes somewhat naturally. School, sports, extracurricular activities, and the neighborhoods we live in all throw us together, and it's pretty easy to meet and connect with like-minded individuals.

Most people know that many children are diagnosed with ADHD each year—and most are familiar with the common symptoms of hyperactivity, trouble sitting still, or the "Squirrel!" form of distractibility (watch the movie Up). What many people don't know is there are three types of ADHD.

Last year while sifting through Mother's Day cards, struggling to find something remotely accurate and not overly-cheesy for the mothers in my life, I couldn't help but wonder: Am I living up to these standards as a mom? All the cards shared similar niceties.

Many people are familiar with the concept of "autism awareness," though they might not be as familiar with the ongoing language shift to "autism acceptance." To learn more as we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, West Michigan Woman spoke with Liz Elias, a Clinical Director with Gateway Pediatric Therapy.

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