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Exceptional Minds Studio alumnae are doing exceptional things!

Nov 16, 17 Exceptional Minds Studio alumnae are doing exceptional things!

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Talented autistic and neuro-atypical artists are doing exceptional things working on The Good Doctor post-production. Having a disability is a part of the lives of these amazing individuals, but it in no way stops them from achieving their dreams and maximizing their talent. In a previous blog post we introduced the Seth’s...

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What are you able to do with your ABLE account? Pay household expenses.

Nov 15, 17 What are you able to do with your ABLE account? Pay household expenses.

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What are you able to do with your ABLE account? Pay household expenses. We’ve discussed the ABLE disabilities savings account in another blog articles. We like to share information in nice bite sized pieces for proper digestion. But never fear. We’ll link to other articles so you can get the full meal of information....

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I’m totally ef’d!! Executive function disorder and language.

Nov 10, 17 I’m totally ef’d!! Executive function disorder and language.

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I’m totally ef’d!! Executive function disorder and language. Is it the way I talk that makes me confused or am I confused because of the way I talk? In a previous post we discussed executive function disorder (or executive function deficit) basics. EFD is one of many disorders associated with neurodevelopmental...

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What are you able to do with your ABLE disabilities savings account? Put your Trust in it.

Oct 31, 17 What are you able to do with your ABLE disabilities savings account? Put your Trust in it.

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What are you able to do with your ABLE disabilities savings account? Put your Trust in it. We have discussed special needs financial planning in a previous post. Since the ABLE account is a new disabilities savings account for special needs financial planning we will provide as much information and clarity as we can. Keep in mind,...

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Keeping the self in disability self-advocacy. It can sometimes be an act of sass!

Oct 31, 17 Keeping the self in disability self-advocacy. It can sometimes be an act of sass!

Posted by in KNOWLEDGE, Support

Keeping the SELF in self-advocacy can sometimes be an act of sass. A diagnosis of autism, or any other disability, does not prevent self-advocacy. Just like any teenager, Seth has moments where he needs to express himself. Any parent of disabled children knows this can often occur with creative and hilarious results. Let us share...

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Staff assaults. Violence in Maryland psychiatric hospital.

Oct 19, 17 Staff assaults. Violence in Maryland psychiatric hospital.

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From Doc Day: After reading the Baltimore Sun article about the rise in violence at the Spring Grove Hospital Center, I recalled my experiences working in the disabilities support field. During that time, the majority of escalated behaviors and staff assaults were related to under-trained staff. The conditions described in the Sun...

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Exceptional Minds creates brilliant futures in animation and visual arts for disabled and ASD adults

Sep 11, 17 Exceptional Minds creates brilliant futures in animation and visual arts for disabled and ASD adults

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It’s been a dream of Dr. Day for Seth to have a meaningful career in graphic design ever since she saw he had an interest in the field and showed his creativity by designing the original Seth’s Mom logo. A premier disabled adult resource is a school in California that is taking the creativity of adults diagnosed with...

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Healthcare inequality. An ongoing discussion.

Aug 22, 17 Healthcare inequality. An ongoing discussion.

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Healthcare Inequality Ever get the feeling that your adult child on the autism spectrum doesn’t receive the same quality health care that, say, you would? How about that? The parent receiving better treatment than their disabled child. Have you ever seen a disabled adult out and about enjoying life but she appears disheveled...

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Involuntary psychiatric treatment. A hard family decision.

Jul 28, 17 Involuntary psychiatric treatment. A hard family decision.

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The hard decision of involuntary psychiatric treatment.   Pathfinders for Autism has written a very helpful article that details what happens when a family has to come together to make a very difficult decision about involuntary psychiatric treatment for a loved one. It is by no means a simple process nor is it easy on the...

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Time to vent: The disability transportation road to redemption in Baltimore City

Jul 28, 17 Time to vent: The disability transportation road to redemption in Baltimore City

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For Seth’s Mom family that lives in Baltimore City receiving disability transportation you know about the “yellow bus blues”. Lateness and address errors aside, at times it can get scary. Across the county, when it comes to transportation for our disabled children, stories about them being left unattended on the...

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