3 Things to Teach Your Kids about Autism


Did you know? The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism. Your kids may encounter friends with autism at school. Here are some things they should know. Everybody’s brain works differently. Your friends with autism have many strengths and talents, just like you! Everyone likes different games. […]

Liam’s Story: Becoming an Eagle Scout, Thriving with Autism


As we enter Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be particularly timely to emphasize that autism, while life changing, can be overcome. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically characterized by difficulties with nuanced social-interaction, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Autism has become a childhood epidemic with an often grim […]

Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You


Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]

Second Annual Amazing Half Marathon Recap


Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon Weekend had a successful second year with more than 2,000 runners from all over the country participating in the half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids mini marathon. Some ambitious runners even conquered the Amazing Challenge by completing either the 5K and the 10K, or the […]

Prevent Cancer? There’s a vaccine for that.


As parents, the wellness and safety of our children is always our highest priority. So, what if you could do something today to help protect their future health, and even prevent some types of cancers? While not all are preventable, you can vaccinate your child against human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases. There is currently a worldwide […]