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Spring Break Driving You Nuts? Do This!

Moms, it’s that time of year again! The week that kids look forward to all winter long, and the week that parents don’t… Spring break has been underway around the country for a few weeks now, and whether you have one kid on break or multiple home at different times, it’s easy to run out of ways to entertain them. Luckily, it’s just as easy to jump back into the spring break attitude with a few fresh ideas and activities. The kids will have so much fun they won’t want to go back to school on Monday morning! (Uh oh, is that a good thing?)

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We Are Never “Asking For It”

The following is a guest post by Alane Miller Howell, Ph.D.Imagine you are a man in a deserted area. You see a woman walking naked and drunk down the street. Nobody is around. Nobody will know. Do you rape her or help her? WHY?Chloe, a college freshman, goes to a fraternity party and passes out from drinking. She is raped by three fraternity brothers. When she returns home, her father and older …

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Tips for Traveling with Your Child With Autism

Think back to your childhood summer vacations and you may be reminded of your fondest memories traveling with your family. Many children and their families have been waiting a whole year to visit relatives, go on a special trip, or take a relaxing vacation. Traveling with children can be challenging but having strategies can help make summer vacations more enjoyable, particularly if you have a child with special needs. Many families I have worked with have had negative experiences traveling and have ended up cutting their vacations short because of lack of planning. To avoid these potential frustrating summer vacations, here are some tips based on research findings and years of clinical experience with hundreds of families of children with special needs that can help make your summer vacation successful and stress free!