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MONTREAL, QC -- (Marketwired) -- May 13, 2015 -- "This, I hope, is Alexander's lesson for all of us: our approach to special-needs kids is completely upside down."

At six months, their boy rarely smiled or moved on his own. With little known about his syndrome, Chris Turner and his wife, Ashley Bristowe, charted their own course to a successful therapy program. This month's cover story, "Raising Alexander," is a fascinating and heartfelt piece about parents bringing up a special-needs child, determined to find innovative ways to help him.

Also in this issue: to mark Father's Day, Dave Colangelo writes about connecting with his dad; Anita Batholomew covers a deadly landslide in Washington state; Ben Kaplan profiles Optimism Ninja Jim Willett.

Plus: how to speak to your doctor; a Q&A wih Buffy Sainte-Marie; stroke recovery discoveries; the benefits of slacking off; making sense of diet trends.

Turner is one of Canada's leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global clean-tech industry. This is the first time he's written about his son, Alexander, for a major publication. For his full bio, please visit

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