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The Palette

Sometimes things are not black and white. When discussing children with mental illness or autism there is the gray area. The gray area is HUGE! It is vast and it is where confusion and misinterpretation can determine outcomes. It is

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The Medication Rollercoaster

As holiday and summer breaks approach many parents take this time to give their children a medication holiday or use this time to adjust or try new medications. Please speak to your prescribing physician before making any changes and weigh

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Inspire – To Know The Road Ahead Ask Those Coming Back

Effectively raising a special needs child takes a blend of wisdoms. Our world renowned experts who have been guests on The Coffee Klatch have brought us decades of experience, research and knowledge. They have truly been the best of the

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Mental Illness – It’s Not All In Their Heads

Many people diagnosed with mental illnesses seek the help of psychiatrists and other mental health care providers. It seems the obvious treatment. What many people with depression, anxiety and phobias, do not do, is seek out consultations to find a

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Dr Temple Grandin discussing Bright Not Broken

Temple Grandin When Diane and Rebecca contacted me about collaborating on a book about giftedness and disabilities, I was excited. I have long believed that the fields of giftedness, autism, and related disabilities need to share information. Professional literature needs

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The Fine Art of Walking On Eggshells

For this writing I want you to try to think of the eggshells we have come to dread walking on as part of the process of making a fine omelette.  Way before you crack and whisk those eggs there are

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