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The Importance of Leisure Skills

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Leisure is one of the areas we sometimes forget when thinking of meaningful intervention programs. We get focused on teaching all of the other good stuff like requesting, self-care, and engaging in conversation. But think about some of the best times in your life – they were probably when you were doing something you love!…

Focus on Anxiety at the Annual Conference

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Patrick Friman, who has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist, opened the Autism Society of North Carolina’s annual conference with “Anxiety and Sleep: Addressing Life’s Challenges.” For those who were not able to attend his presentation in Charlotte, we are sharing highlights of the anxiety portion here. Dr. Friman began…

Visual Schedules Important Even as Children Grow Up

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

My son Logan is 18 years old, soon to turn 19. I have learned over the years how important it is to Logan to have a visual schedule. The schedule must be specific as well as complete. The details of his day must be spelled out and available for him to see. Not having something…