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Perseveration & Autism

Perseveration & Autism

Often times children with autism tend to have perseveration issues.  Does your child get fixated on something? A certain TV show, a video or …

How Do I Pay for Dementia Care?

How Do I Pay for Dementia Care?

Many families are struggling with paying for dementia care. The rate of dementia diagnoses is on the rise and the likelihood of being touched by a …

Traveling with a Disability

Traveling with a Disability

Change Your Mindset Traveling with a disability can be hard and sometimes seem impossible.  Today, FamilyAffaries.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb …

College Graduation…A Bust?

College Graduation…A Bust?

College graduation; a time of celebration, achievement and launching into the future! In the past this has been the general theme of college …

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Perseveration & Autism

Perseveration & Autism

Often times children with autism tend to have perseveration issues.  Does your child get fixated on something? A certain TV show, a video or activity?  Perseveration is normal for children on the autism …

How an Autistic Female Survived Vacation

How an Autistic Female Survived Vacation

I am an Autistic Female.  For the average person, vacations aren’t usually events that must be “survived.” Not necessarily so when you’re on the autism spectrum. Last month my family and I went on a cruise and …

Challenges of Special Needs Parenting

Challenges of Special Needs Parenting

The Grass is Not Always Greener on the Other Side Special Needs Parenting can be a tough job and balance.  Often times, parents, whether special needs or not will think that other parents have it better. …

Special Needs Parenting, It Takes a Trained Village

Special Needs Parenting, It Takes a Trained Village

by Elissa Lewin~At the most recent Nancy’s House retreat, Roberta, who was struggling with special needs parenting, had a hard time with our “no phones” rule.  What if her family needed to reach her?  What if …

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Traveling with a Disability

Traveling with a Disability

Change Your Mindset Traveling with a disability can be hard and sometimes seem impossible.  Today, FamilyAffaries.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains how he has lived with a disability for over 30 years and how …

How To Choose the Best Therapist for You

How To Choose the Best Therapist for You

Finding a therapist may take some time. Assuming you have looked on line at various web sites, you want to interview the therapists whose sites “speak” to you and your needs. Choose several. Check the testimonials …

Which Generation Copes Better with Stress?

Which Generation Copes Better with Stress?

Take the Test, Find Out How You Cope with Stress In 2014: Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are 50 to 68 years old Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1979) are 35 to 49 years old Gen Yers (born between …

Moving Beyond Self Doubt

Moving Beyond Self Doubt

Self doubt can cause many of us to be held back from following our dreams and aspirations. FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb shares his tips and advice on how to move beyond self doubt.  The first thing …

How Some Health Conditions Mimic Dementia

How Some Health Conditions Mimic Dementia

I am a healthy woman in my early 50s and I recently experienced what it feels like to have dementia! With only 1.8 miles left of a 20 mile walk to support suicide prevention I began to notice swelling in my hands. …

5 Truths of Caregiving

5 Truths of Caregiving

From years of caregiving and from talking with and working with other caregivers, here are some things I have learned along the way. Truth #1: YOU CAN TRUST YOURSELF Many well-intentioned people will feel free to …

Want To Live in Good Health?

Want To Live in Good Health?

Look At Your Circle Of Friends Think of your circle of five closest friends. You likely have the same tastes, follow the same religion, dress similarly and spend money on the same things. Your five closest friends …

When is it Time for a Change?

When is it Time for a Change?

They say change is difficult and something that we inherently resist. As a Professional Family Mediator, FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella often has people reach out to her for advice. The most …