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Identifying and Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad One out of five children will experience a mental illness. And while we know that mental health disorders are largely neurobiological in origin, notions remain that laziness, not trying hard … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregiver

By Dr. Elizabeth Reeve (with Elizabeth Verdick) Your 13-year-old daughter just spent 45 minutes in the bathroom doing her hair while texting her friends in anticipation of her first big middle school dance. She’s focused on how she looks and … Continue reading

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Holiday Chaos! Preparing Children with Autism for the Disruptions of the Holidays

By Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D., authors of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) Here come the holidays! If you’ve got a child who’s on the autism spectrum, life is about to get … Continue reading

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Helping a Child on the Autism Spectrum Transition to a New School

By Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D., authors of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) Summer is over—as a parent, you can breathe a sigh of relief. No more hearing “I’m bored!” every day. … Continue reading

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Social Skills Classes Help Autistic Kids

By Mary Stefanski, mother of Daniel Stefanski, author of How to Talk to an Autistic Kid Since the publication of How to Talk to an Autistic Kid two years ago, people often ask me, “Does Daniel have more friends now?” … Continue reading

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