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Discovering The Autism Spectrum At Age 30

Reflections On An Autism Diagnosis

Thank you to Amber, a member of the Thrive Community, for volunteering to share her story about her recent autism diagnosis. I’ve been diagnosed and labeled with all sorts of things in my life, spanning the full gamut of medical and mental health issues, and while most transitions in my life seemed to bring about […]

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Understanding Autism and Sex Is Not Rocket Science

An Interview with Rachel Loftin, PhD

Imagine trying to build a rocket by watching YouTube videos, talking on snapchat, or watching TV. That would be hard! And can you imagine what that rocket would look like once you were done? In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Rachel Loftin, PhD, who’s an expert in discussing autism and sex. She joined the […]

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Aspergers and Depression: What Everybody Ought To Know

Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]

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Fun Spring Activities To Help Develop Motor Skills With Your Child

All parents want the best for their child. However, each one of our sons and daughters will face some form of adversity on their journey in life. No one is immune. Whether it is coming to terms with red hair or struggling with math, each child will need our guidance and encouragement along the way. […]

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How Reading Out Loud Helps Develop Comprehension and Confidence

What is one of the greatest predictors of a child’s future success in life? Many of us might answer proper nutrition, early childhood opportunities, early intervention, or even a parent’s income. While all of these items do play a part in shaping a child’s ability to succeed, research is finding a strong correlation between reading […]

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