Category Archives: Autism

Interesting New Research on Autism

I’m always fascinated by the new information that is discovered about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What has become more and more evident is that there is not just one explanation.  The more we know the better we are able to … Continue reading

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A Combination of Mental Health Issues

For many people, it is not just one mental health issue they are dealing with. The issues can ‘tag team’ you till you feel just completely overwhelmed. In this Forbes piece by author Amulya Malladi, she shares her experience of … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Neighbors and Co-Workers

The evidence is in and we are NOT doing a good job! Today is World Mental Health Day and according to Fortune, the statistics show that most adults struggling with mental health issues are not receiving the support they need. … Continue reading

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What We Know About Autism

In this day and age, I would guess that most people have heard of autism and have at least a vague understanding of what this neurological condition is all about. For some people it will be simply be a ‘oh … Continue reading

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Horses Helping People Heal

We KNOW that work with horses can help people heal, because we SEE IT every day with the clients we work with, but it is so encouraging to hear about other programs that are partnering with horses to help others. … Continue reading

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Kids, Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum Can Surprise Us!

Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy has worked with many people on the Autism Spectrum. From children as young as 4, to teens and even adults, work with horses can offer many new and potentially powerful experiences for those on the spectrum. … Continue reading

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When Children Fail to Cope

Most kids experience some resistance/anxiety to new situations. We are not surprised when on the first day of school to see kids crying and clinging as parents dolefully walk away from them. But, in a short time, most kids adjust. … Continue reading

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New Research Shows That There is More to ADHD

We all know kids, teens and perhaps even adults, who struggle with ADHD.  They have trouble staying focused and on task, struggle to complete one thing before moving on to the next, and many other things including some self-esteem/self confidence … Continue reading

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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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