Health and Safety

Fall Events at the NCI Campus at Frederick

Take a Hike Day – September 19

Occupational Health Services and the R&W Club teamed up again to hold Take a Hike Day on September 19. About 45 employees walked or jogged the 1.3-mile course around Fort Detrick during their lunch hours. The event is designed to encourage employees to engage in physical activity, according to Sarah Hooper, RN, manager of OHS. Sports pouch kits that included a water bottle, sunscreen, and an exercise band were given out as prizes to those employees who correctly answered walking trivia questions.  The next Take a Hike Day will be held in the spring.

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Parenting Outside the Box, Part One: Our Path to a Diagnosis

A mother and her son.

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series describing one NCI at Frederick parent’s perspective on special needs parenting.

By Melissa Porter, Staff Writer

My husband and I find calling ourselves “special needs parents” difficult. Yes, we do have a child who has autism, and yes, we approach each day differently, but I have never thought of that as special needs parenting.

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