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Week of the Young Child

This week is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This week was created in 1971 in order to focus the public’s attention to the early … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Safety – Can the Two Go Together?

Last year, my July 4th blog offered you tips for an autism-friendly Independence Day. This year I’m discussing safety.  As with all holidays, there are many activities, but with the 4th of July we think immediately of fireworks. However, many community … Continue reading

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The Impact of One

Tomorrow marks the last day of one of our long term employees, Jeanne Baker. Thirty four years ago she began her Barber National Institute (BNI) career as a behavior specialist in our Adult Services. However, Jeanne has worn many hats … Continue reading

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Words Do Hurt! Join Us To End The R-Word!

I was planning on writing my blog today on ending the r-word.  In my research I came across a short video written by a mom that explains what the word means to her.  This video is more powerful than any word … Continue reading

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Planning A Visit To The Dentist? Helpful Hints To Make The Visit Less Stressful

As I read that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, my thoughts turned back to Ryan’s first visit with the dentist.  I definitely approached it with anxiety, if not trepidation.  At 3, Ryan frequently had temper tantrums. The thought … Continue reading

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Why Are Children with Disabilities at a Higher Risk for Obesity?

Have you been walking your way to health?  This week is Healthy Weight Week.   Unfortunately, obesity is more prevalent in people with disabilities than people without disabilities.  Obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher than children without disabilities.  … Continue reading

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“Fall Back”: How to Embrace Daylight Savings Time

As we were driving to the gym this morning, Ryan commented about how bright it was outside. I reminded him that we turned back the clocks Saturday night, which meant we had light earlier in the morning. (Unfortunately, night would … Continue reading

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