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Neurodiversity Explained: Exploring the Evolution of The Term

Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, coined the word “neurodiversity” in 1998 in her thesis to speak to mild forms of autism what use to be labeled Asperger’s.   The word was created to recognize that everyone’s brain develops in a unique way. Neurodiversity is a term that has gained prominence in recent years, sparking conversations […]

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Unveiling the Effectiveness of ABA Therapy Across the Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a range of challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. As families explore intervention options, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has emerged as a widely used and evidence-based approach. However, a common question arises: What level of autism is best suited for ABA […]

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Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

When I was in graduate school, the first thing I learned about Autism was, once you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with Autism. Fast forward to 2013, when the DSM-5 was published, how a child, adolescent, or adult with autism was diagnosed changed overnight. Previously,… […]

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Life Skills for Autism: 5 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Teenager

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One of the most important things you can do for your autistic teenage child is help them foster a sense of independence. Showing them how to handle everyday tasks and providing opportunities to practice life skills can have a profoundly positive effect on their self-esteem and confidence. […]

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What’s a Learning Difference Boarding School? 5 Outstanding Outcomes

“LD,” or learning differences, boarding schools are educational institutions designed, in everything from mission to practice, to serve students with learning differences. These are organizations where, with intentionality, diverse learners thrive. […]

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COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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6 Tips for Students with Learning Differences in College

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We all learn differently. Thanks to Howard Gardner’s book Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983), colleges know this too. Every student, whatever may be their strengths or weaknesses, has an equal opportunity to succeed in college. There are many colleges that provide an environment for students who may have various learning differences. […]

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An Open Letter & Plea to Therapists & Treatment Programs: Stop Having Parents Write ‘Impact Letters’

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This young woman shared a litany of life-threatening behaviors and her first thought was what her parents went through. That is not the point of this intervention/letter. With the letter, the professionals have allowed the focus to become … the parents. […]

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11 Questions for Parents to Ask A State Licenser, When Investigating Teen Treatment Programs

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As part of the process of identifying the best treatment option for your child it is worth your time to call the state regulator and have a 10 – 15 minute phone call with the local regulatory authority, whose purpose is to protect consumers of licensed programs (in this case, you, and your child). […]

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Mindfulness in the Classroom – a Strategy for Wellness & Life

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Mindfulness is actually the opposite of the quick fix, and that’s okay as we learn to live with the natural ebbs and flows of daily life. We are trying to rewire the brain with new habits and experiences that ultimately create a greater opportunity for a fulfilling life. […]

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