Autism Awareness Month

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How Do I Love Me? More Suggestions from Pros 2014 part 3

Date: 01/26/2014

Today is Day 26 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jump-starting your own self-love and joining The Self-Love Movement ™. I recently asked some experts how they show themselves love and included some in2 previous posts, to give you more ideas that you can use for yourself. Now I've got some more suggestions! I'm delighted to have ...

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A New Method for Working With Autism

Date: 11/05/2013

When Ann took away her son's play station to begin his homework, he threw a huge temper tantrum. Her son, Rob, was autistic and a handful when it came to managing his behavior. So Ann decided to try a method of working with Rob's behavior that she saw on a TV interview. Even though the method was presented as new, it is not new. It has been around since I began seeing clients in the late 1970 ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Autisim, Applied Behavior Analysis, Aba, Normalizing Children With Autism, Parenting Special Needs, Parenting Autisim

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The Fifth Estate

Date: 10/17/2013

In late medieval times, when people first began to divide each other into groups defined by status and power, they began to speak of a "first estate" (the clergy), a "second estate" (the nobility, which also at the time meant the government), and a "third estate" (the common people.  Later, the "fourth estate" was added to describe journalists and what today we call news media.  Julian Assange ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Movie Review, Trailer, Quotes, Whistleblower, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, The Fifth Estate

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What shall I do with all this Awareness?

Date: 09/16/2013

Non-Profits love people like me. People with initiative and influence, people who already care, who don’t need to be sold on why the mission is important. They love to give me flyers, they love to link me to Facebook pages, they love to sell me T-Shirts, and accept donations. But I have a hard time finding agencies that will let me or my college students do anything else. "Raising Awa ...

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The First Points of Light Award

Date: 07/15/2013

When President George H. W. Bush gave the first Points of Lights Award, it went to a NASA employee named Frank S. Howard who was a volunteer for The Special Gathering of Indian River. Frank S. Howard The fact that Frank S. Howard was my husband and I am the area director for The Special Gathering of Indian River, I'm felt a close connection to the organization.  As President Obama an ...

Related Topics: Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Inspirational, Intellectual Disability, Church, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Leadership, Hope, Frank S. Howard, Simple Truths, Points Of Light

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Why Should You Care About the Controversial DSM V?

Date: 06/04/2013

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), version 5, is finally out after years of debate and posturing. This book is considered the "Bible" of psychiatry. It is the one used by all clinicians and doctors to give diagnoses so insurance companies will pay for mental health benefits and so treatment can be directed. It is part science and part art and that can be a problem. For example, in 1968, ...

Related Topics: Counseling, Psychiatry, Mental Illness, DSM-V, DSM-5, Mental Health Diagnoses, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Treatment

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Autism Risk Linked to Newborn's Placenta

Date: 05/16/2013

One in 50 children are now diagnosed with autism (CDC). Right now, there are no definitive tests to tell whether a child will develop autism, but we know that the earlier we detect autism, the better we can serve a child. So how about detection at birth? A new study by Yale researchers and UC Davis' MIND Institute discovered a tool they can use to detect who is likely at risk when a child is ...

Related Topics: Autism, Kliman, Causes Of Autism, Early Risk Factors Autism, placenta, Yale Researcher, US Davis'mind Institute, Families With Autism

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