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What do you know about teen dating violence?

Written By: Amy Rodriguez, Prevention Educator with Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Services When one discusses domestic violence or dating violence, the first image that often comes to mind is an adult male partner hitting or abusing his adult female partner. Though this image or perception of violence is frequently talked about, there are several different […]

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Heavy Hearts

The hallmark holiday sneaks up on us now that the New Year is here, and we have made it through the holidays, parties and family gatherings. Valentine’s Day makes us reflect and focus on the love of our life. On this day, most people celebrate the ones they love and those who love them. When […]

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Social Skills: Ignoring distractions

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Social Skills: Listening to a friend

<a href=”http://ingoodhealthfdl.agnesian.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/youtube-logo31.png”><img alt=”youtube-logo31″ src=”http://ingoodhealthfdl.agnesian.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/youtube-logo31.png” width=”154″ height=”154″ /></a>The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Social Skills: Contributing to discussions & answering questions

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Tracking Your Child’s Development

Playing with his parents in the backyard, Leo displayed an impressive ability to kick the soccer ball. Even though he was only a few months past his second birthday, they thought he was ready for an organized soccer program for children ages three and over. When he got to the class, Leo was as good […]

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Social Skills: Following Directions

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Hyperlexia: Children Who Read Early

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from a wise and seasoned professor in medical school was, “The first step in treatment is to make the correct diagnosis.”Nowhere in medicine at present is that sage advice more applicable than in making the diagnosis of “autism.” While Autistic Disorder certainly does exist (I met my […]

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Recognizing Depression

It’s easy for many of us to identify what depression looks like based on what we have seen in the news and other media. Images of individuals who are often tearful, distant and isolative, or just seem to be “down in the dumps” are usually what quickly comes to mind. However, there are many “faces” […]

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Autism Awareness

Autism and winter clothing

Written by: Vivian Hazell, MSE, LPC Lead Autism Therapist at Agnesian HealthCare Many children with autism find it hard to shift to different clothes at change of seasons. The most stressful for parents is shifting to winter wear because of the need to keep exposed skin from the cold temperatures. Many times the sensory processing […]

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