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  • Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze

    Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze
    She has been intellectually disabled and mostly deaf since early childhood. Cerebral palsy leaves her movements stiff. She has yet to be potty-trained.
  • Connecting city kids to health care careers

    Connecting city kids to health care careers
    Trevor entered my 11th grade Baltimore biology class without a strong science background. He didn't know what the heart did, what cells were or why DNA was important. Yet two months later, he wrote one of the best essays in the class comparing...

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials
    It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are...

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....

    Mentor-tutor program helps ensure Howard County students are A-OK

    Mentor-tutor program helps ensure Howard County students are A-OK
    Sometimes, they offer help solving math problems, or writing sentences, or forming short paragraphs. Yet often, the adults of A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring of Columbia help Howard County students unlock their potential simply by giving an hour a week of...