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Adorable is Adorable, With or Without Down Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Every parent wants their child to be accepted and to succeed. Unfortunately, for many parents of children with disabilities, their children face prejudices and stereotypes. Sometimes, because of their disabilities, they may not have the same opportunities as their peers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health: Five Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In today's society, behavioral health is a significant concern for children. Children face horrible issues with anxiety and need coping mechanisms to face them.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Autism and the Haircut -- A New Approach to an Old Problem

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For most people, getting a haircut is nothing more than a quick stop by the barber shop or a trip to the salon for some pampering. Again, that's for most people. But how would you handle it if the feeling of water on your head, fingers running through your hair, or the sound of scissors opening and closing sent you into a panic due to sensory overload? Welcome to the experience of getting your haircut while Autistic.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Manhattan Man Provides Personal Training for Those With Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Eric Chessen, a personal trainer, runs a Manhattan physical education program called Autism Fitness. His athletes (as he calls them), who range in age from six to 56, all have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). More than half of them are non-verbal.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Do You Say These Annoying Things to Social Workers?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Social workers help people in every age group, demographic, ethnicity, and religion all round the world. When someone dies, they're there. If an elderly person needs to enter a nursing home, they're there. If a child is with an abusive parent, they'll appear. Those in this profession are everywhere, and they're annoyed because of questions asked in conversations.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Homecoming Heroes - Celebrating Down Syndrome Royalty

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Homecoming is a tradition as American as...football, basketball, pep rallies and school dances. The Homecoming Court, ruled over by the elected King and Queen, is a platform for popularity. Ideally, the "royal couple" are the embodiment of what is best and most noble about your school and its culture. The king and queen are examples of how to conduct oneself with good humor, good will and good manners.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Tackling Depression Head On Through Yoga

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More than ever before, medical practitioners of today recommend an active approach to tackling depression. While depression often develops into a prolonged illness, people often hold the means to combat this persistent foe and prevent it from firmly establishing itself in the mind.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Online Mental Health Care Delivery -- The Virtual Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Throughout history, technology has radically changed the way we live. Just as the Industrial Revolution saw productivity shift from the farm to the factory, the 21st century is deep in the Digital Revolution. At the center of all this is the World Wide Web, the vehicle that enables people all over the globe to communicate instantly.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Autism Representation on Sesame Street

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is getting major media representation as Sesame Street unveiled a new character on the autism spectrum. Julia is a shy 4-year old red-headed girl who also happens to be autistic. She is artistic, often repeats what those around her just said, and sometimes it's hard to get her attention.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

You Don't Look Autistic

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2017 9:46:15 AM

"You don't look sick" is the kiss of death for anyone with a mental illness. It's also why mental health isn't taken as seriously as physical health. Anyone can see when you've broken a bone or gotten the flu, but mental illness doesn't have such noticeable physical markers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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