Parenting is not easy, especially for parents of children with a high level of need. Children with autism are often working so much harder than other children as the environment is not designed for neurodivergent individuals.
Most Americans believe that LGBTQ people have federal protections in areas such as employment, housing, credit, and accommodations in public spaces; however, LGBTQ people are not equally treated under the law.
It takes courage for a child to come out as LGBTQ. While a parent may have a variety of responses, here are some important Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind.
Navigating the system is hard work, especially for parents of children on the autism spectrum! I wanted to provide a brief overview of the basic process—from early screening and intervention and evaluation to therapeutic supports.
As a clinician who specializes in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in children, the most complex clinical presentations have involved a combination of mood, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental symptoms in addition to autism.
“We are powerful because we have survived, and that it what it is all about- survival and growth.” –Audre Lorde.
Online therapy has been an amazing platform. It has been a privilege walk alongside individuals and families during this time in our history.
“I just want to be happy”. This should not be happening to me. We tell ourselves that we should feel happy. I will be happy after I _____ become, achieve, obtain… Then why is one still unhappy during their pursuit of happiness?
We know the importance of being kind to others but are you also showing kindness to yourself? Showing kindness is one of the greatest forms of humanity, as kindness make a big difference in one’s life
Rather than just focusing on the neck up, therapists are incorporating body work by taking a more holistic approach and integrating the rest of the body!