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ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language. Posted by on July 2, 2018

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You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes. Posted by on May 9, 2018

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Easterseals hosts respite weekends

Easterseals hosts respite weekends Posted by on September 18, 2018

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Get the FAPE in here! Supreme Court ruling supporting special education. Posted by on June 2, 2018

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Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS? Posted by on March 30, 2018

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Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy? Posted by on September 12, 2018

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Easterseals hosts respite weekends

Sep 18, 18 Easterseals hosts respite weekends

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Respite weekends hosted by Easterseals Maryland From Easter Seals: Respite Weekends !     Have you heard about our newest offering “Music Jam”!   Music Jam is almost three full three days of respite care for ALL AGES and ALL ABILITES starting at 9 am on Friday morning October 5 and ending Sunday October 7 at 5 pm....

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Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Sep 12, 18 Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Posted by in Mental Health

What is behavior therapy? According to PsychCentral “behavior therapy is focused on helping an individual understand how changing their behavior can lead to changes in how they are feeling. The goal of behavior therapy is usually focused on increasing the person’s engagement in positive or socially reinforcing activities....

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Activities and events for disabled children – KEEN Greater DC special needs activities

Sep 09, 18 Activities and events for disabled children – KEEN Greater DC special needs activities

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Activities and events for disabled children It’s that time of year again parents, caregivers, and families. Fall is upon us and our children are going back to school. We’ve had all summer to schedule play dates and enjoy vacations. We’ve visited family and spent the night in watching movies. Now, we have work...

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Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

Aug 25, 18 Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

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Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse? From BP Magazine This illness is unfair.  We have to be so careful about everything. Get the right amount of sleep! Make sure you take your meds! Watch out for bad relationships! Find work that respects bipolar! I’m the one who is often giving this advice in my blogs and books. I do...

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LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention and PTSD

Jul 13, 18 LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention and PTSD

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LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention Americas heroes and protectors come in many shades, sizes, and orientations. Americans who answer the call and join the armed forces deserve our respect, care, and understanding of their experiences defending the country and the constitution. Veterans Affairs released an article about LGBTQ veteran...

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ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

Jul 02, 18 ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

Posted by in Autism

ActuallyAutistic versus people first language In another article we discussed ActuallyAutistic and what it means for self-advocacy and people diagnosed with autism. In this article we’ll discuss part of the reason ActuallyAutistic became a thing. The community has shifted from separating themselves from their diagnosis to...

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Dyslexia defined

Jun 24, 18 Dyslexia defined

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I read therefore I am Switching letters in a word or reading word backwards is not all there is to dyslexia. In fact, the way dyslexia is portrayed in movies and television is not how the learning disability looks in real life. You’ve seen characters read the word “hungry” like “hnugry”, or some...

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Get the FAPE in here! Supreme Court ruling supporting special education.

Jun 02, 18 Get the FAPE in here! Supreme Court ruling supporting special education.

Posted by in IEP

FAPE is…??? FAPE stands for “free appropriate public education.” It’s the main thing your property taxes pay for and what your lottery dollars are supposed to pay for. So, if you buy scratch offs and your child school sucks you might want to start asking some questions. IJS. There’s an expectation that...

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SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

May 25, 18 SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

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Should I apply for SSI or SSDI or both? Pathfinders for Autism, a friend of the disabilities community, has put together some valuable information about applying for SSI and SSDI benefits. SSI (supplemental security income) is not the same as SSDI (social security disabilities insurance). The first thing you need to know when...

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Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

May 21, 18 Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

Posted by in Mental Health

Sundowning Most people see the sunset as beautiful reminder that the work day has ended. Sunsets are seen as a time to reflect and appreciate another day on this earth with family and friends. However, for aging individuals with Alzheimer’s the late afternoon can be a time of increased struggle. In the late afternoons,...

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You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

May 09, 18 You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

You have depression… and?? The crippling effects of depression are sometimes misunderstood. Being depressed or sad is not unusual; it’s actually quite normal. Life is made of happy moments like the birth of a child, and also sad moments like the death of a parent. These are the ebbs and flows of existence. We all...

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PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

May 07, 18 PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

Posted by in Veteran PTSD

A Marine’s story PTSD after active duty happens to many of our brave military personnel. As we’ve discussed in a previous article Your Mind Must be Weak to have PTSD, the condition is not a result of a weakness but a mind that has been damaged and traumatized by extreme violence and grief. Military personnel  having...

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