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Workability and Autism

Workability and Autism What happens with a teenager with autism? Well, first they’re getting closer and closer to becoming adults. My son is only a year and a half away from eighteen. An adult. His first year in high school, as a freshman, we focused on the transition to high school. Getting comfortable. Adjusting to…

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Kids Crave Stability

Ive learned a lot this week, and one of the biggest lessons of all was how much my children crave stability. In the last few weeks we moved into a new house in a neighboring town, my son started 1st grade in a new school, and my 3 year-old daughter started pre-school. Besides the large amount of work that goes into moving and changing your address, my husband and I have been really happy and excited.

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Mental Illness is No. 1 Disability in Youth

Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). Looking at data from 191 countries, 45% of disability among adolescents and young adults was related to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. After mental disorders, accidental injuries were the second largest cause of disability (12%), followed by communicable diseases including HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (10%).

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Stability Ball Exercises for Children

Kids need muscle strengthening exercises, like calisthenics, at least three times a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A stability ball can keep your child engaged and interested, improve his posture and help him learn to balance. Stability balls work the whole body, but are especially good for the core muscles in the abdomen, back and pelvis.