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When IFSPs Start in the NICU

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, or NICA for short.  When I look back over the NICU blogs that we’ve posted over the last 2 years, I realize how much I love the different perspectives you can take on these babies who are fighting […]

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The Tiniest of Them All….Preemies – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We serve all different types of families who come to us for different reasons, and at our Table Talk Wednesday events, we’ve covered so many wonderful topics.  This time, we talked about families who have premature infants in the home.  Ruth LaRoche, Physical Therapist with First […]

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Rules to Engagement: Families in the NICU

Written by Michelle Allen, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA So you have a referral that comes to you for a baby that is still in the hospital.  You are scheduling your visits and preparing yourself for next steps.  The parents you see might at first seem scared, defensive, unsure, or feeling helpless.  But what you […]

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From the NICU, to EI, and Beyond

Written by Raizel Kahn, Mother of 24-weeker triplets, Mecklenburg County Six years ago, I gave birth to triplet boys at 24 weeks, 0 days gestation.  Each weighed only 1 lb. 6 oz.  Two of the boys left the NICU after 100 days, and the third came home after 180 days with a trach and a home-health nurse. […]

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