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Simple Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

by Lindsay Rosenthal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Owner/Founder of The Pampered Parent As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I work with children with a variety of developmental disabilities. I also work very closely with their families and caregivers to ensure they have all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to best […]

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Ableism

When I was 16 years old, I was accidentally shot in the back and paralyzed from the waist down. I remember approaching my ‘rehabilitation’ with vigor – looking forward to the date I would be released; I wanted to resume my life. The rehab process took a few months; near the end, I was sitting […]

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The Words We Use

As an English major who also studied French, I find language fascinating. I love the etymology of words and their historical significance. I also like alliteration and idiomatic expressions. I love to play games with Andrew making up rhymes and reciting fairy tales that are often nonsensical, but also reflect centuries old terminology that was […]

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Advocacy

We’ve been sharing info graphics all week about types of advocacy, hoping to break down a concept that is familiar to so many special needs parents and families. We’ve talked about self advocacy and the ability to speak up as an individual, knowing our strengths and struggles, understanding our personal interests and needs as well […]

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