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8:00 am

18th Annual Autism Conference

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
Radisson Hotel North Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 US
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CARD's Annual Autism Conference is the premier educational autism event in the mid-Atlantic region for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and healthcare professionals hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We hope that you will join us this year for our 18th Annual Autism Conference on October 11 & 12, 2018. Our website will be up in ...read more →

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Howard County, “Emergent Literacy Ideas for Complex Learners”

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
JHU/CTE, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Emergent literacy requires a student to be an ACTIVE learner, have ways to communicate (not necessarily verbal), and have a trusting relationship with at least one person. His or her environment must provide many experiences for concept and vocabulary development, opportunities for joint mutual attention and use the learner’s preferences to make connections. Come find ...read more →

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Howard County, “Emergent Literacy Ideas for Complex Learners”

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
JHU/CTE, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Emergent literacy requires a student to be an ACTIVE learner, have ways to communicate (not necessarily verbal), and have a trusting relationship with at least one person. His or her environment must provide many experiences for concept and vocabulary development, opportunities for joint mutual attention and use the learner’s preferences to make connections. Come find ...read more →

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SSRI selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor. What the…

Posted by on October 9, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

SSRI selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor. What the…

SSRI selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors are antidepressant medications. SSRIs are a mental health treatment used to treat severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety. SSRI examples There are currently several SSRI medications approved for depression and anxiety treatment Citalopram (Celexa) Escitalopram (Lexapro) Fluoxetine (Prozac) Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva) Sertraline (Zoloft) Vilazodone (Viibryd) Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor side-effects There are several side...

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I can’t stand my disabled brother! Silent struggle of siblings of the disabled

Posted by on October 5, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

I can’t stand my disabled brother! Silent struggle of siblings of the disabled

I can’t stand my disabled brother! Silent struggle of siblings of the disabled We experience many emotions supporting and caring for disabled family. We learn to understand non-verbal cues, and can tell what facial expression means I love you and what twitch or head turn means pain. Hugs are absolutely life giving. In fact, we often talk about the joys and close bonds that come with our roles in the lives of disabled family and friends. We give that love unconditionally and usually without complaint. However, there can be a silent...

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5 Truths About Maintaining a Loving Relationship When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Posted by on September 25, 2018 in Bipolar and Depression | 0 comments

5 Truths About Maintaining a Loving Relationship When You Have Bipolar Disorder

FROM BPHOPE.COM BY Andrea Paquette 5 Truths About Maintaining a Loving Relationship When You Have Bipolar Disorder Having bipolar disorder is challenging when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships, but there is much we can do to encourage the acceptance of ourselves and one another. I have been in love many times throughout my life and have had a number of long-term relationships. The last one ended after we were together for over five years. I have learned a lot from these experiences and I am compelled to share my learnings in hopes...

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Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE

Posted by on September 21, 2018 in Seth's Mom Nerds and Pros | 0 comments

Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE

Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE From the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration: Back in June of this year, DDA regional office staff began on-site validation of non-residential site self-assessments that were completed by all DDA providers back in late 2016. Non-residential sites visited have included both Day Habilitation and Vocational. Surveyors used a non-residential site validation tool that closely followed information asked in the original self-assessments. The non-residential site validation tools...

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Easterseals hosts respite weekends

Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Disabilities | 0 comments

Easterseals hosts respite weekends

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. Participants will enjoy a celebration of music in many different forms including instrumental and singing performances by a wide variety of VOLUNTEERS who are eager to share their musical and vocal talents with our camp...

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Bulimia or Anorexia. What’s the difference?

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Bulimia or Anorexia. What’s the difference?

What is the difference between bulimia and anorexia? Eating disorders are often misunderstood. For some parents it can be confusing and difficult to relate to. For people with any bulimia or anorexia they can feel isolated and experience shame as many with mental illness often do.  Understanding the difference between the two is an excellent start. Bulimia WomensHealth.gov describes bulimia the following way Bulimia nervosa, often called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. Eating disorders are mental health problems that cause extreme and...

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Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Posted by on September 12, 2018 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

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. Behavior therapy is a structured approach that carefully measures what the person is doing and then seeks to increase chances for positive experience.” Let’s bring all that down to earth for us mere...

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

Posted by on September 9, 2018 in Disabilities | 0 comments

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

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 schedules and school schedules to juggle. We have a lot to do in a little bit of time. Seth’s Mom is here to help you find those activities and events for disabled children. We know you have a lot on your plate....

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Disabilities jargon: Sensory processing disorder

Posted by on August 28, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Disabilities jargon: Sensory processing disorder

From Pathfinders for Autism Sensory Processing Disorder What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Imagine if you couldn’t focus your eyes on your teacher because everything and everyone in the room catches your attention and your eyes just go there instead. Every time you tried to write with your pencil, it broke because you pushed too hard.  The humming of the lights sounded louder than your teacher’s voice. People’s whispers sounded like they were yelling. The tag in the back of your shirt makes you feel as uncomfortable as you would if a spider...

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Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

Posted by on August 25, 2018 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse? From BP Magazine Bipolar disorder 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 all of this and yes, it helps. But I’m really in a dilemma sometimes when it comes to the other advice I read and hear from friends about having a good life.  Here is one I am sure you have heard before. If you...

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