Check out Erin Clemen’s blog post over at The Mighty website: What ‘Finding Dory’ Taught Me as Someone on the Autism Spectrum.
Children’s Specialized Hospital has launched Healthier Me – the first and only mobile app which promotes health, nutrition, fitness, and safety for children and teens with autism. This free iOS app is available in the Apple store.
The 2016 national event will take place on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The event—Awareness Day 2016: “Finding Help, Finding Hope.”—will explore how communities can increase access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults who experience mental or substance use disorders and their families.
The event will feature a highly interactive format in which youth and family leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, and behavioral health professionals will discuss how communities can work together to improve access to behavioral health services and supports. It will also be webcast live.
Register to attend the national event and learn more:
The Month of May is also National Mental Health Awareness Month. Read the Presidential Proclamation.
The Autism Speaks Walk for Philadelphia
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
Help spread the word!
For more details visit their website.
A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. The Atlantic interviews Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center who believes parents should positively reinforce the behavior they do want to see until the negative behavior eventually goes away. Check out the The Atlantic article, “No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems” to read more about his methods.
When someone goes through a rough period, say a divorce or losing a job, the common thought has been that this is a test of the person’s ability to bounce back — and most psychological studies have supported the idea of a person’s innate resilience to the struggles of life.
The common mantra has been “Give the person time to heal,” meaning that those who struggled were oftentimes left to deal with their situation on their own.
But now, new research from Arizona State University finds that natural resilience may not be as common as once thought and that when confronted with a major life-altering event, many people can struggle considerably and for longer periods of time.
Read more about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) website.
Read some personal accounts of TBI at HuffPost.
Learn about Devereux’s Community Living Program for Individuals with Brain Injury.