Monthly Archives: July 2016

International Day of Friendship

Just five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 30th as International Day of Friendship. Although it isn’t a widely celebrated day at the moment, it certainly has gained traction since its inception. And as we look at … Continue reading

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ADA Anniversary!

As we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the ADA on July 26th, I find this is a great time to renew our pledge to turn these words into actions!  ~ Maureen Every July, we celebrate two anniversaries of independence. One … Continue reading

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Monthly Research Updates

Scientists and researchers are constantly uncovering more information related to autism, offering insights into the origins, possible causes and even at times potential cures. I come across dozens of articles on a weekly basis, some of which seem more important … Continue reading

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“One of those days…”

Whether or not your child has special needs, being a parent isn’t for the faint of heart. Of course, the rewards vastly outnumber the challenges. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t each had “one of those days:” a meltdown, … Continue reading

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How is PA Rated in the 2016 Kids Count Report?

As you may or may not know, in late June the 2016 KIDS COUNT data book was published by the Annie E. Casey foundation. This is a state-by-state annual report on children’s overall well-being in the categories of: economic, education, … Continue reading

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Do You Practice “Purposeful Parenting?”

I recently read that July is “Purposeful Parenting Month.” Hmm… Is this positive parenting? Something different? It certainly was a new term that I had not read about. I did some research and learned several interesting and helpful ideas, including: … Continue reading

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In honor of National Parks and Recreation month, I wanted to highlight the benefits of one of the most popular “park activities:” Hiking. Of course, we all would acknowledge that hiking promotes a healthy body. But did you realize that … Continue reading

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