T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics, child development, and child psychiatry. Author of over 200 scholarly papers, he has also written forty books on pediatrics, child development and parenting. His ground-breaking Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) is now used worldwide to recognize the physical and neurological responses of newborns, as well as emotional well-being and individual differences.
Dr. Brazelton has been a leading force behind the pediatric healthcare revolution that opened hospital doors to parents and empowered them to become active participants in their children’s care. He played a pivotal role in the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act that guarantees three months of maternity leave, and Public Law 99457, which extends the rights and protections of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to young children.
And now, he is advocating for saving the Prouty Garden.
Dr. Brazelton has long been a strong supporter of the Prouty Garden. He supports both expanding Boston Children's Hospital AND preserving the Prouty Garden. He has witnessed firsthand the powerful impact that the Prouty Garden has on patients and delivered a moving testimony at the February DPH hearing describing one such experience.
He was kind enough to record a radio message which we are running on WBZ-AM radio this week. If you aren't able to catch it live, you can listen to the spot below.
We thank you, Dr. Brazelton, for your support and your advocacy on behalf of all the staff, families, and especially the children, who so love and need the Prouty Garden.
If you'd like to see the Save Prouty effort continue to run ads like this one and continue to run a strong advocacy campaign, please show your support by donating via GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/saveprouty.
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