Rather than placing labels and limitations on people based on “condition,” the approach at Balance Atlanta is on enhancing potential.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Caroline has cared for adults and children with special needs at Balance Atlanta.

In fact, she does not know of any other chiropractic clinic in the Atlanta that actively seeks to provide services to the special needs community, let alone a chiropractor who continually enhances her skills and education to address the specific health concerns of patients with special needs. Every condition or situation is welcome.

These families of extraordinary people have proven to her time and again their level of commitment to doing “whatever the heck it takes” to seek wellness, even if the odds of time, finances and convenience are stacked against them.

With this level of tenacity, the patients and supporters of those with special needs have earned the highest of accolades at Balance Atlanta. It is Dr. Caroline’s belief that everyone has special needs – we just show up in different ways.

Simply put, not matter the age, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or mental and physical development, who wouldn’t agree that every man, woman and child can benefit from a greater expression of health?

Rather than placing labels and limitations on people based on “condition,” the approach at Balance Atlanta is on enhancing potential.

In light of the effects of medications, neurological and structural variables, as well as mental and physical challenges, it only makes sense to optimize health by clearing nerve system so that the brain can communicate optimally with the rest of the body. It is never too early or too late to start.

Offering chiropractic and other wellness services offered at Balance Atlanta such as BrainCore Therapy, functional medicine, lab testing, nutritional counseling, and cranial adjusting to family members of people with special needs is paramount.

With often overwhelming levels of stress, parents and siblings will greatly benefit from wellness-based health care.

For those practice members who follow through with treatment plan, the results are amazing:

Improved coordination, better digestion, elimination of epileptic seizures, increased mental alertness, restful sleep, balanced moods, decreased muscle spasms, improved appetite, and better comprehension to name just a few.

While it is impossible to predict the outcome of care, seeing these improvements is again a testimony of the body’s ability to heal, reorganize and coordinate function. There are no limits, only possibilities at Balance Atlanta – no matter the case, condition or circumstance.


More than 41 million Americans, or almost 15% of the population age 5 and older, have some type of disability according to 2007 Census survey data.

  • Nearly one-fifth of all Americans—more than 54 million men, women and children— have a physical, sensory or intellectual disability, according to the National Organization on Disability.
  • One in every 26 American families reported raising children with a disability.
  • One out of 9 children under the age of 18 in the US today receive special education services.
  • One in every three families with a female householder with no husband present reported members with a disability.
  • The survey found that 32% of parents spend more than 40 hours per week with their special needs child, or time equal to a second full-time job.
  • In 2005, 53% have not identified a guardian for their child.
  • 69% of families say they are very concerned about being able to provide lifetime care for their dependents with special needs.
  • Parents spend an average of $326 per month, or just under $4000 per year, on out-of-pocket medical expenses on their special needs child.
  • Autism effects 1 in every 88 children.
  • In 20 years there has been more than a 600% increase in diagnosed cases of autism.
  • According to a study conducted by Harvard University, the lifetime costs of treating and caring for an individual with autism is approaching $3 million.
  • Households containing at least one family member with a mental disability are also marked by the highest poverty rate, 32 percent, within the U.S.
  • Students with disabilities have lower rates of participation in after school activities, leading to decreased socialization and leadership development.
  • Approximately 2.4 million had Alzheimer’s disease, senility or dementia.
  • Being frequently depressed or anxious such that it interfered with ordinary activities was reported by 7.0 million adults.
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