Author Archives: Laurie

An Exciting Look at What CAN be Done to be Inclusive

The number of people diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum has increased significantly. We must find ways to help these individuals lead healthy, happy lives. This starts with providing early intervention services, but is really a lifelong process of … Continue reading

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Veterans Benefit From Partnering With Horses

It is so promising to see someone who believes in the healing power of horses investing in providing concrete evidence for all to see! We see it in the work we do. Not just with Vets, but with kids, teens … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Experience Depression in the Same Way

My guess is, that when most people think of ‘depression,’ they think of overwhelming sadness and perhaps grief, but this is not how everyone with dealing with depression feels. For many people it is an inner deadness to all feelings. … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Friendship

Anxiety can cascade into so many different areas of someone’s life. Yes, people may feel anxious about all kinds of things and this anxiety may keep them from doing things, even things that they may enjoy. But it can be … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead for Those on the Spectrum

It is a wonderful thing that we now have so many great interventions for kids on the spectrum. We have learned a lot and now at a very early age, kids on the autism spectrum are receiving lots of services … Continue reading

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The Challenges of More Than One Diagnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is complicated. Because it is a spectrum, you have both low functioning, perhaps non-verbal people and then you have those who may just seem ‘quirky’. They don’t always fit in and are usually (but not always) … Continue reading

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ADHD a Neurological Disorder?

Wow! There is some fascinating new research that is pointing to the possibility that “early-onset brain anomalies” in young children, may be tied to “attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers”. The article appears in The New York Times and the result of … Continue reading

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Powerful Article About Mental Health Issues

I’m not going to say much in the way of a ‘lead in’ to this really candid article about one mother’s struggle to help her son, while keep herself and her family safe. Suffice to say, we have seen this … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Helps Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

It is very rewarding when new research supports what we know. Working with horses can have a powerful positive impact on the lives of those struggling with PTSD. This Reuters Health News article discusses the results of a new study … Continue reading

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Autism Includes a Serious Risk of Depression

Today we are so much more aware of how we can help kids with autism lead a rich and full life. For many, early interventions lead to much higher functioning and the ability to integrate into mainstream situations. Additionally, most … Continue reading

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