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Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

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Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

Apr 18, 18 Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

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  What does autism look like Despite how frequently autism (or autism spectrum disorder) is discussed in classrooms and in the media, many are still not sure what autism symptoms looks like. 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). This means it's highly likely that either you have a...

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Support jargon: What is ABA?

Apr 12, 18 Support jargon: What is ABA?

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What is ABA? Well, it is not the american bar association. At least not for the Seth’s Mom family. ABA stands for applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) located in Colorado, defines ABA as A systematic approach for influencing socially important behavior through the identification of...

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Opioid Public Health Emergency: ACL discussion

Apr 08, 18 Opioid Public Health Emergency: ACL discussion

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From the Administration for Community Living (ACL): Summary of ACL Stakeholder Discussion About the Opioid Public Health Emergency Available Following the release of an issue brief: The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults in December 2017, ACL convened a stakeholder discussion meeting. A summary of that discussion is...

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Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

Mar 30, 18 Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

Posted by in Maryland DDA

“Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS? As much as we love to give our disabled children and family affection we can give it in may ways. LISS is not “kiss” misspelled. Actually, LISS stands for low-intensity support services. It’s a little bit of money for a little bit of support. But as we know,...

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IEP jargon. What are developmental milestones?

Mar 12, 18 IEP jargon. What are developmental milestones?

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Developmental milestones. Seth’s Mom works hard to help guide parents through the sea of individual education plan (IEP) and 504 service plan jargon. A frequently used term is milestone. Milestones are changes that typically occur around the same age for all children. They are used by professionals to gauge development and...

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The beneficent disability support team member. Can being kind negatively impact quality? YES!

Mar 10, 18 The beneficent disability support team member. Can being kind negatively impact quality? YES!

Posted by in Seth's Mom Nerds and Pros

Beneficence defined. Merriam-Webster defines beneficence as the quality or state of doing or producing good. Service providers and parents who care about their job, and the individuals they serve, want to do good. They want to see them happy. They want to see them healthy. Besides, doing good feels good. Doing good can give any...

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Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed?

Feb 22, 18 Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed?

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

Adolescent bipolar disorder. When is it typically diagnosed? According to National Institute of Mental Health Symptoms of bipolar disorder Bipolar “mood episodes” include unusual mood changes along with unusual sleep habits, activity levels, thoughts, or behavior. In a child, these mood and activity changes must be very different...

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Mom. Dad. You’re messing up… and it’s OK. Disabilities and parenting perfection. And imperfection.

Feb 15, 18 Mom. Dad. You’re messing up… and it’s OK. Disabilities and parenting perfection. And imperfection.

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Disabilities and parenting perfection (and imperfection) Many support staff and teachers wonder why parents make certain care choices for their children. In a recent discussion with day care staff, they asked why would a parent not tell them when they signed up that their child has autism? Have you ever wondered why a parent is...

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Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program

Feb 11, 18 Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program

Posted by in Seth's Mom Nerds and Pros

Visit the Administration for Community Living for the latest funding announcements. On 1/17/18 ACL announced a new funding opportunity for rehabilitation engineering research centers program From ACL: A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL...

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PTSD research news: PTSD brain bank.

Feb 01, 18 PTSD research news: PTSD brain bank.

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From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA’s National PTSD Brain Bank collaborates with PINK Concussions Group Women Veterans urged to donate brains for research Today, VA announced a collaboration between its National Center for PTSD and the nonprofit organization PINK Concussions, encouraging women to donate their brains...

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Influence healthcare in New Jersey. Take the healthcare performance data survey

Jan 20, 18 Influence healthcare in New Jersey. Take the healthcare performance data survey

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Healthcare Performance Data Survey in New Jersey CALL FOR PARTICIPATION –  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER OF PUBLIC PERFORMANCE NEWSLETTER: Rutgers University and the New Jersey State Department of Health are working closely with local health departments in New Jersey to improve the way agencies collect and use...

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Hypersexuality and bipolar disorder

Jan 10, 18 Hypersexuality and bipolar disorder

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

Hypersexuality and Bipolar Disorder These conditions do not have a cause and effect relationship. Being bipolar does not cause someone to be hypersexual. Being hypersexual does not mean someone is bipolar. However, an increase in risky behaviors is related to bipolar manic episodes. What is Hypersexuality But what is...

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