What is bulimia?

Posted by on January 19, 2019 in Mental Health | 0 comments

What is bulimia?

Bulimia is not what you think It’s not uncommon for people to really misunderstand eating and body dysmorphic disorders. In all honesty, it confusion kinda makes sense. Food is necessary for survival. Why would anyone purge themselves of a perfectly good meal when there are starving people in the world, right? A slim figure is considered ideal and something to sacrifice for in order to achieve it, right? Avoiding food makes sense and it’s what were supposed to do… right? Do you see the contradiction here? This is...

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What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?

Posted by on July 28, 2019 in Autism | 0 comments

What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?

by Jayne Leonard Medical News Today What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 in 59 children. ASD covers a range of conditions that doctors used to believe were different, including autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Behavioral symptoms often develop in early childhood, with research suggesting that parents and caregivers tend to notice some of these behaviors before a child’s first birthday. Despite this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that...

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Mom Thanks Metro Police Officer who Helped her Autistic Son

Posted by on July 26, 2019 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Mom Thanks Metro Police Officer who Helped her Autistic Son

From FINDINGCOOPERSVOICE Mom Thanks Metro Police Officer who Helped her Autistic Son For 2 years I picked up my son from his Autism Program five days a week. While I waited for him, I sat in the parking lot and watched the metro trains drive by. My son loves trains. And every day I would watch a young mom, with a baby strapped to her chest, try to get her young, autistic son out of the building and to the train. I’d watch her hold onto him on the platform. I watched him drop to the ground and roll. I watched her panic. I could see it all over...

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Where is Seth’s Mom? At the Honestly Autism Day event!

Posted by on July 24, 2019 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Where is Seth’s Mom? At the Honestly Autism Day event!

Doc Mo Crashed the Honestly Autism Day Event Well, not really. Doc Mo attended the 2019 Honestly Autism Day event, which, in her opinion was a huge success. Providers, parents, policy makers, all kinds of stakeholders gathered to discuss new autism support initiatives and share innovative training and support techniques. One of the most interesting training sessions involved behavior management and law enforcement advocacy. We’ll share the slides from the training in a future article. The theme for 2019 was passion, persistence,...

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Where is Seth’s Mom? Doing a podcast with Maryland Financial Advocates

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Where is Seth’s Mom? Doing a podcast with Maryland Financial Advocates

Seth’s Mom Podcast with Ryan Stark, Maryland Financial Advocates A few weeks ago, Dr. Monique Day (Doc Day) had a wonderful conversation with Ryan Stark from Maryland Financial Advocates (MFA). It was her first podcast with Ryan discussing what our Seth’s Mom family is all about and why we do what we do. If you don’t know, MFA is a Maryland based financial planning organization that provides a wide range of products. They range from general investing to special needs financial planning. The founder, Colin Meeks, is a member...

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You’re not just anorexic you’re human

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Mental Health | 0 comments

You’re not just anorexic you’re human

You’re not just anorexic you’re human Having anorexia (or being anorexic depending how you choose to self-identify) has been described as a constant feeling of living for someone else. Indeed, being bombarded with thoughts of not meeting someone’s physical expectations or feeling the only sense of control is through controlling what you eat can feel like you are detached from yourself. It’s important though to remember the human-ness in your existence and that you too need to take care of YOU. So hug yourself. Love...

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Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy

Posted by on April 17, 2019 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy

Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy by Blythe Bernhard from Disability Scoop A large clinical trial of a heralded early intervention therapy for autism shows the treatment might not be as advantageous as previously believed. Young children with autism receiving the therapy known as Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, did show larger gains in language skills compared to children given other behavior therapies, according to the study published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent...

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Haircut Tips for Autistic Children

Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Autism | 0 comments

Haircut Tips for Autistic Children

Haircut Tips for Autistic Children As many of us know taking our children for a hair cut can be difficult. Between the fidgeting and the normal short patience of many young children it can take some planning and sometimes some bribing (lol) to make it through a session. Take a look at this touching article about how to help sensitive autistic children, and their parents, cope with the stress of getting a hair cut. by FINDINGCOOPERSVOICE I can think of a lot of struggles that Cooper and I have had over the years. He is autistic and nonverbal....

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Autism speech. Speech-language support for autistic high school students

Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Autism | 0 comments

Autism speech. Speech-language support for autistic high school students

Autism speech. Speech-language support for autistic high school students I’m not sure about you guys, but every year around IEP time I have the same conversation with school staff. Years ago it started with “well, Seth’s speech skills won’t get any better so let’s reduce the speech therapy”. Believe it or not, the conversation turned into “well, his speech skills have improved so much let’s reduce the speech therapy”. Doesn’t make any sense does it? I guess the speech therapy that...

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3 month rule and dating… and autism. Just wait new parents.

Posted by on April 6, 2019 in Autism | 0 comments

3 month rule and dating… and autism. Just wait new parents.

From Autism with a Side of Fries The Three Month Rule Enjoy this delightfully personal shout out from Eilleen Shaklee to new autism parents and how they should approach behaviors both good and bad Today I was interviewed by a graduate student who was doing research on autism, parenting, and all that jazz.  One of his last questions was “What would you tell a new to autism family or just any family that maybe just needed some inspiration?” So I told him the secret of my sanity. (No, it’s not wine.) It’s wait three...

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Support Groups: Howard County Autism Society

Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Breaking News | 0 comments

Support Groups: Howard County Autism Society

Support Groups: Howard County Autism Society Upcoming Meeting Dates   SUPPORT GROUPS: Asperger’s Family Support Group – April 11, May 9, 7:30 to 9 pm (Room 143).  Meets monthly. General Support Group – April 9, May 7, 7:00-8:30 pm in Room 143.  An open discussion support group for families. MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES:   April 3, 7:00-9:00pm  –  Your Child’s Been Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?  Our panel of parents who have children ranging in age from elementary through adult share their experiences from the ASD...

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