Category Archives: Autism

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can be Debilitating

We all have things that we like to have ‘just so’. Maybe it’s how the sheets are tucked in or how the towels are hung up. You only like your hot dog with a little bit of catsup or can’t … Continue reading

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When is it More Than Just Being Shy?

Most of us experience some anxiety under certain circumstances. Even if you enjoy people and crowds, there are probably times when you have to take a deep breath before plunging into a situation. However, for many people, the smallest and … Continue reading

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ADHD and Managing Transitions

Wow! This is such a challenging time of year for so many families! The slower pace of summer gives way to the much more demanding schedule of a school year.  You struggle to get the kiddos up and out the … Continue reading

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There is Something to Be Said for Being on the Move

There are many reasons why Equine Therapy is an effective intervention for many people. For many, horses are nearly magical in their power, beauty and sensitivity. For some it is the fact that horses are prey animals, creating a sympathetic … Continue reading

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N.E.A.T. Receives Recognition for Service to the Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Horse Therapy Business Wins Cash Award, Vows To Pay It Forward With Senior Program WASHOE VALLEY, NV, May 11, 2017 — Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy (N.E.A.T.) received a generous donation from the Northern Nevada chapter of … Continue reading

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Helpful Travel Tips for the Vacation Season

Traveling with kids can always be challenging, but when you are living with a special needs child it can seem daunting! This is a great CNN piece, including a video with Temple Grandin, about traveling with a child on the … Continue reading

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Invisible Challenges

Most people have met or interacted with at least one child on the autism spectrum. At the very least, you have seen movies or stories depicting people with autism. Based on these things you probably have a pretty good idea … Continue reading

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A New Look At Autism

For many years the focus in any discussion of autism has been about causes and ‘cures’. However, more recently, as strong case has been made that this approach actually isolates and stigmatizes people on the spectrum. Obviously and most especially … Continue reading

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Work With Horses Can Help With Healing

We love seeing so many programs, all around the world, offering a path to healing through work with horses. From traditional ‘therapeutic riding’ programs, that focus on physical and cognitive challenges to traveling programs that help people by bringing miniature … Continue reading

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Sky Rocketing Autism Rates

It would be safe to say that not sol long ago, many people knew little or nothing about autism. I don’t think that is as true anymore. What is interesting is that there is still a lot to learn about … Continue reading

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