Editor Jennifer A. Accardo
While I was in training to work with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, three girls changed the course of my career. One girl, with profound microcephaly, would not fall asleep despite her young mother’s best efforts. She literally ran tracks in her home’s carpet before settling for the night. Another girl had Angelman syndrome, and stayed up all night raising a ruckus. Her younger brother, who had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was equally lively during the day, and their mother was at her wit’s end and exhausted.