Category Archives: Autism

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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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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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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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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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

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Which Came First The Cell Phone or Feeling Isolated?

Most of us have seen and experienced children, teens and even adults who are so attached their technology that the rest of their lives are diminished. It is alarming when entire families sitting at the table together are all engaged … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Equine Therapy Programs Struggle

It is a sad day when we learn that another Equine Therapy Program will be closing their doors. Wisconsin’s CHAP program has reached the sad conclusion that they can not continue to provide services. We know the struggles of implementing … Continue reading

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