I recently completed my sixth turn as the Volunteer Chair for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk. This position is a committee position and I have to organize and post 300 volunteers for walk day. The first time I volunteered for this position I signed on two months before the 2008 walk. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into at that time. I ended up … [Read more...] about The Autism Walk – Take Six
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In my last blog, I discussed going to an annual autism conference (paid for by regional centers if you live in California). I discussed why I go. In this blog, I will discuss three specifics about attending a conference. What is one specific example of attending an autism conference? You get to meet professionals up close and personal. Where else can you walk up to a person who … [Read more...] about Autism Conferences: Positives and Negatives
Education is a major component of any well-planned family-based intervention strategy. Not only do family members learn more about the biological aspects of the individual's dependency, physical illness or mental disorder, they learn what they can do to reduce stress and provide a supportive environment. Another essential step in the intervention process is helping family … [Read more...] about Family Intervention Strategies
While you may have never considered it before, children are easy targets for identity theft. Each year, 500,000 people under the age of 18 are victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Here are some basic questions answered about how you can protect your kids from identity theft.Why Are Kids Such Easy Targets?Children have a clean credit history, … [Read more...] about Protect Your Kids from Identity Theft!
Flu seasons tend to vary in severity, but I think it’s safe to say that this year is a doozy. Numerous reports have been released about the virus hitchhiking across the nation, infecting many. And unfortunately, it seems like we’ve been inundated with news about viruses. First it was EV-D68, then Ebola, and now it’s the flu virus and the measles. If there is one thing we can … [Read more...] about How To Protect Your Kids From The Flu and Other Viruses