Art Therapy for Children with Autism

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(Photo of Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education) A researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers were able to develop a set of guidelines for delivering art therapy to children who have ASD. A…

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Before Every Position I Applied to, I’d Ask Myself What Difference Will I Make?

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Written by Naomie Arroyo – People’s Care Area Manager I wanted to talk about some inspiration leaders I have had the fortune of working with here at People’s Care; Catherine Bennage and Tony Kueter. When I started working with People’s Care in April of 2013 as an instructor for Community Day Programs, I knew I…

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Lessons from My Son with Autism, As He Nears the End of High School

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At the end of each school year, I reflect on what we have learned over the previous nine months. My son T.J. will be a senior in high school this fall, and while this annual period of reflection is always a critical part of our planning, this year has been particularly enlightening. When T.J. was diagnosed with…

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Classroom Yoga Helps Improve Behavior Of Kids With Autism

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Researchers have found that kids with autism spectrum disorder who did yoga at their elementary school behaved better than kids with autism who weren’t doing yoga. The researchers surveyed teachers at a school in the Bronx who said a daily yoga program reduced the kids’ aggressive behavior, social withdrawal and hyperactivity. Kristie Patten Koenig, an…

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6 Tips for an Autism-Friendly Fourth of July

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July 4th is a wonderful holiday to celebrate, it’s also a noisy and busy one. This can present challenges for those on the spectrum. For starters, I suggest thinking about what size of celebration is right for your family and child. It could be sparklers after a family backyard barbeque. Or maybe it’s going to…

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