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Seth the disco teacher – a moment in Seth’s life

Jan 26, 19 Seth the disco teacher – a moment in Seth’s life

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Seth is an avid dancer and thinks Just Dance is absolutely LIFE GIVING! In this short clip, Seth dazzles us with his smooth moves to Teacher by Nick Jones from Just Dance 2016. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did  By the way, he asked several times for this video to be posted. He really gets a kick out of it....

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What is bulimia?

Jan 19, 19 What is bulimia?

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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...

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Inclusion Today, Community Living for Life

Jan 14, 19 Inclusion Today, Community Living for Life

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Inclusion Today, Community Living for Life By Administration for Community Living Staff When Megan Scully’s four month old son, Danny, was diagnosed with a developmental disability resulting from genetic brain lesions, two of the first questions she asked the doctors were, “would he ever go to school?” and...

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Mental health jargon: what is ODD oppositional defiant disorder

Jan 13, 19 Mental health jargon: what is ODD oppositional defiant disorder

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What is ODD oppositional defiant disorder As children grow into teenagers their behavior can become reasonably… well… difficult to say the least. But if you think about it, it makes sense. They are becoming more mature and trying to figure things out. They begin seeing themselves as contributors to society and not just...

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Pathfinders for Autism, letter from self-advocate Jake Edwards

Dec 24, 18 Pathfinders for Autism, letter from self-advocate Jake Edwards

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From Pathfinders for Autism, A letter from Self-Advocate Trainer, Jake Edwards Dear Friends, Hi! I am Jake Edwards. I am 16 years old and succeeding while dealing with multiple life-impacting disabilities. My mom tells me that I was diagnosed when I was just 2 ½ years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder and I also struggle with...

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My Story, My Connection Mental Health Treatment and Recovery

Dec 19, 18 My Story, My Connection Mental Health Treatment and Recovery

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From Make the Connection My Story, My Connection Mental Health Treatment and Recovery Welcome to the first installment of My Story, My Connection — Make the Connection’s new video series featuring candid conversations with Veterans of all backgrounds about mental health treatment and recovery. We recently sat down with TJ, a U.S....

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Helping Veterans with PTSD through partnerships

Dec 17, 18 Helping Veterans with PTSD through partnerships

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From VAntage Point Department of Veterans Affairs Helping Veterans with PTSD through partnerships and innovation This Veterans Month we honor America’s Veterans for their bravery in war, their patriotism, and their willingness to serve our nation and protect our freedom.   As Veterans Month draws to a close, we are reminded that...

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Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

Dec 10, 18 Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

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Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs? In the world of autism, and other spectrum disorders, SIB or SIBs is not a sibling. The acronym actually stands for self-injurious behaviors or self injurious behaviors. They can be described as Behaviors that an individual engages in that may cause physical harm, such as head banging, or...

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Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Nov 20, 18 Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

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FROM DISABILITY SCOOP Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis New research suggests that determining whether or not a child likely has autism could one day be as simple as spitting in a cup. By looking at RNA in saliva, researchers say they can identify kids on the spectrum with 85 percent accuracy. The findings come from a...

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Technology, learning, autism, special education – our friends at Awake Labs

Nov 05, 18 Technology, learning, autism, special education – our friends at Awake Labs

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by Paul Fijal CPO Awake Labs Technology, learning, autism, special education *Disclaimer – this blog post makes reference to organizations and technologies developed by people we admire. References to these groups does not explicitly mean that they endorse Awake Labs. All of the information and links shared in this blog post...

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

Sep 25, 18 5 Truths About Maintaining a Loving Relationship When You Have Bipolar Disorder

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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...

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Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE

Sep 21, 18 Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE

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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...

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