Category Archives: Asperger’s

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

Posted in Asperger's, Autism | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Bipolar, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, PTSD, Teens | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Children's issues, Teens | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Autism, Children's issues, Depression, Mental Health, Teens | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Autism, Bipolar, Children's issues, Depression, Mental Health, ODD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Schizophrenia, Teens | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Autism, Depression, Mental Health | Leave a comment

New Autism Research!

I am always amazed by the ever growing body of knowledge that research provides us! This Newsweek article address new blood tests that can identify bio-markers that are linked to autism. The interview/article is quick to point out that this … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Children's issues, Teens | 3 Comments

A Better Way to Deal with ‘Acting Out’

We have all seen it. A kiddo who is dealing with something that may be challenging or frustrating and they just lose it. but they may throw things, lash out, yell, cry or even just curl up in a ball … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Autism, Bipolar, Children's issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Mental Health, OCD, ODD, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Teens | Leave a comment

When ‘Worry’ is Something to Worry About

Come on! We all worry at times. Am I going to be late? Did I remember to lock the back door? Am I going to run out of gas? Are the kids ok? How did I do on the test? … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Bipolar, Children's issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Mental Health, OCD, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Seniors Program, Teens | Leave a comment

ADHD/ODD and Aggression

Parents and care-givers dread the phone call telling them that their child is in trouble at school again. Parent-Teacher conferences and IEP meetings can be disheartening at best when parents/care-givers hear about how their sweet, funny, smart child is aggressive … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's, Autism, Bipolar, Children's issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, FAS, Grief, Mental Health, ODD, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Teens | Leave a comment