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St. Mary’s County, “Between a Rock and A Hard Place: Reducing Anxiety and Defiant Behavior in the Classroom and at Home”

Allegany County, “Sensory Processing, An Evening of Learning and Fun for Parents and Children”

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Baltimore City, “3RD ANNUAL PARENT EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE”

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Washington, D.C.: “Friday Night Fever”

Howard County, “GROWING UP IS HARD TO DO: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE THE CHALLENGES OF GROWING UP WITH ASD”

Washington, D.C.: “Friday Night Fever”

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18th Annual Autism Conference

Howard County, “Emergent Literacy Ideas for Complex Learners”

Howard County, “Emergent Literacy Ideas for Complex Learners”

18th Annual Autism Conference

Prince George’s County, “8th Annual Special Education Clinic and Resource Fair”

Prince George’s County, “8th Annual Special Education Clinic and Resource Fair”

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Anne Arundel County, Pasadena: “Kinera Foundation, Pasadena Chapter Monthly Meetings”

Anne Arundel County, Pasadena: “Kinera Foundation, Pasadena Chapter Monthly Meetings”

St. Mary’s County, “The Medical Model vs The Educational Model: What’s The Difference?”

Baltimore County, “Annual Baltimore County Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Resource Fair”

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Howard County, “Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model”

Cecil County, “IEP Binder Organization Workshop”

Cecil County, “IEP Binder Organization Workshop”

Howard County, “BROWN BAG WORKSHOP SERIES – FEEDING ISSUES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS”

Howard County, “BROWN BAG WORKSHOP SERIES – FEEDING ISSUES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS”

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Baltimore County, “AZURE FAMILY CONCERT FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND SIMILAR CHALLENGES”

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SETH TALK – my family and my autistic son

Posted by on October 19, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

SETH TALK – my family and my autistic son

SETH TALK – MY FAMILY AND MY AUTISTIC SON PAM AND PAUL’S STORY Pam speaks with us about being a divorced mom raising her autistic son Paul and his relationship with her family. Unfiltered and Unscripted conversations with members of the Seth’s Mom family, sharing their experiences with disabilities and mental health. #disabilities #mentalhealth #sethsmom We get real. We get intimate. Seth’s Mom and Seth Talks explore the everyday lives of the people who make up our wonderful community. We are a team of family members,...

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Baltimore City Family Leadership Retreat for Parents and Caregivers

Posted by on October 19, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Baltimore City Family Leadership Retreat for Parents and Caregivers

From Maryland Coalition of Families Upcoming Baltimore City Family Leadership Retreat for Parents and Caregivers The Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is now accepting applications for our Family Leadership Retreat for Baltimore City parents and caregivers, which will be held the weekend of November 2 and 3 at the Inner Harbor. Please help us get the word out to families and caregivers with school-age children with mental health needs by sharing this e-mail and event flyer with your colleagues, families, providers and community partners....

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Is selective mutism a real thing?

Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Is selective mutism a real thing?

Is selective mutism a real thing As a matter of fact, it is a real thing. Selective mutism, also called elective mutism, is a childhood condition typically seen in children between 4 and 7 years old. You can recognize elective mutism based on the child’s refusal to speak in social settings although they have the ability to speak in more comfortable and familiar settings (like at home with family). n particular, it usually happens in school settings when playing with other children. My child just stopped speaking in school. What causes...

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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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