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Olivia Newbold
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Holiday Deployment
As we enter into the "Holiday Season," some of us are facing dealing with a deployed loved one. This can be a hard time for our families. It can be especially difficult for families who children that may not understand why their mommy or daddy can't come ho...

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Dealing with deployment and a child who has special needs
If you are a military family, you know that the possibility of a deployment is always there. This is always a tough thought! It may be even more difficult trying to explain this to a child, especially if they have special needs. Below are two different vers...

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Dealing with deployment and a child who has special needs
If you are a military family, you know that the possibility of a deployment is always there. This is always a tough thought! It may be even more difficult trying to explain this to a child, especially if they have special needs. Below are two different vers...

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OPSEC & PERSEC Social Story
For those of you who are familiar with military life, you know we have acronyms for everything! You are probably very familiar and aware of OPSEC (Operation Security) and PERSEC (Personal Security) with all of the scary things going on in our world right no...

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Back to School Resources
Hello all! As we go through another season, the end of summer is fast approaching. With that in mind, it is time to start thinking about going back to school. The blog resources that have been created for you  most recently are intended to help both you and...

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Emergencies Social Story & more!
Below is a social story to help children understand what an emergency is. It is also intended to help your family be prepared in case of an emergency and what might happen during an emergency. Link to: Emergency Social Story & what to expect---

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Transitions into Adulthood- Part 3, Independent Living
As we move further into the discussion about helping our young adults transition into the real world, let's next address the area of Independent Living. Independent Living skills are the the tools that are going to be able to let our kiddos learn to live by...

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Transitions into Adulthood- Part 2: Socialization
As I continue into the four part series on helping our young adults prepare for their transition into adulthood, socialization is the next topic that I will touch on. As many of you may have experienced while working with children who are on the Autism Spec...

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Transitions into Adulthood Part 1
As we think about our children on the spectrum, a lot of focus goes into the little ones who are going through elementary or middle school. While it is important to focus on these years, it is also important to think about the future and how that might look...
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