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Starting Strong: U’s new MIDB Aims to Put Kids on Course for Life

July 28, 2020

“I can crack an egg with one hand,” boasts l3-year-old Hadley Lucca with a smile as wide as her face. For most of her life, Hadley has done a lot of things with just one hand. She suffered a stroke when she was a baby that significantly weakened the right side of her body. Since her mother enrolled her in a research study with University of Minnesota rehabilitation neuroscientist Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT, six years ago, Hadley has started using her right hand more frequently. That makes it a lot easier to ride her favorite horse, hone her hockey skills, and be less self-conscious about participating in all kinds of activities. Read more

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Aidan Mehta, 12, will receive comprehensive care for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at the new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB).
MIDB makes it easier for families – like Feroza Mehta and her son, Aidan – to get comprehensive care for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain aims to bridge gaps across treatment, research and community integration.
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After more than a year of renovation, the new MIDB facility opened its doors to the public on Nov. 1.