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How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

Handling a health crisis with a special needs child can be extremely difficult and challenging.  There are so many things to think about and be …

Very Senior Care: Future Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges

Very Senior Care: Future Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges

If the numbers continue to develop the way they are today, by 2050 (in just 36 more years) there will be more than 19 million people over the age of …

How to Get the Most in Therapy

How to Get the Most in Therapy

Once you decided you want therapy,  I would assume you did some investigating before you made your choice of therapist. And, importantly, I hope you …

Lessons to Learn From The Dying

Lessons to Learn From The Dying

Dying is never a topic that is easily talked about. Recently we have all learned about a dying young woman, Brittany Maynard.  Brittany is only 29 …

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How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

Handling a health crisis with a special needs child can be extremely difficult and challenging.  There are so many things to think about and be sensitive to for our special needs children. FamilyAffaires.com …

Tips on Taking Your Special Needs Child to the Dentist

Tips on Taking Your Special Needs Child to the Dentist

Taking your special needs child to the dentist can be a traumatic experience both for you and your child.  With a little planning and research much of the unnecessary stress can melt away. Learn from …

Autism, The Seasons of Change

Autism, The Seasons of Change

As with the seasons, sometimes children with autism will change their directions.  This is totally normal.  Recently we posted a video blog about "Perseveration". The exact opposite of what FamilyAffaires.com …

Autism & Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Autism & Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Many people with Autism experience sensory seeking behaviors. They may be highly sensitive to sensory issues and avoid all sensory activities or they may actually seek certain sensory activities.  Each person can be …

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Very Senior Care: Future Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges

Very Senior Care: Future Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges

If the numbers continue to develop the way they are today, by 2050 (in just 36 more years) there will be more than 19 million people over the age of 85, needing very senior care in the United States. That is not a …

How to Get the Most in Therapy

How to Get the Most in Therapy

Once you decided you want therapy,  I would assume you did some investigating before you made your choice of therapist. And, importantly, I hope you did not make the choice because of cost. This is something worth the …

Lessons to Learn From The Dying

Lessons to Learn From The Dying

Dying is never a topic that is easily talked about. Recently we have all learned about a dying young woman, Brittany Maynard.  Brittany is only 29 years old and she is dying from a glioblastoma brain tumor.  She is …

Suicide: When All Hope is Lost, A Cry for Help

Suicide: When All Hope is Lost, A Cry for Help

September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day. The death by suicide of Robin Williams left many people feeling lost, confused, and devastated. When a devastating loss is highly focused on in the media, particularly with …

Thinking Outside the Medical Box

Thinking Outside the Medical Box

I would dare to speculate that not one reader's life has not been touched by cancer in some way, shape or form. I would also speculate every reader is familiar with the western traditional therapies of chemotherapy, …

Lessons in Mindfulness

Lessons in Mindfulness

I never thought when I woke up that I would have a lesson in mindfulness this particular day.  It was a beautiful day, and then in an instant I wiped out on my bicycle, and landed hard on my right shoulder. I thought I …

Difference Between Depression & Anxiety Disorders

Difference Between Depression & Anxiety Disorders

Depression & anxiety are usually two terms that are often heard together in the same sentence.  If we are depressed, do we have anxiety? If we experience anxiety, does that mean we are depressed? Watch & …

Pathways to Housing PA~Upcoming Benefit Concert

Pathways to Housing PA~Upcoming Benefit Concert

Pathways to Housing PA will be hosting a benefit concert this benefit in honor of National Homelessness and Hunger Week (November 15-24, 2014). The concert will be held at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on …