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Medication Adherence in Teens with ADHD

Medication Adherence in Teens with ADHD

Photo by Laurynas Mereckas on Unsplash After having four boys diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, a pattern has emerged that no professional ever warned me about, and I wanted to share my experiences to give parents of teens on ADHD meds a heads-up and some pointers to stay ahead of the issue of medication adherence. With each of my three older children, there came a time in their tween or teen years that they simply decided they didn’t want to take their ADHD…

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Helping Your Autistic/Learning Disabled Child Get a Great Start in High School

Helping Your Autistic/Learning Disabled Child Get a Great Start in High School

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s been awhile since I posted anything about Asperger’s/Autism or Learning Disabilities, and since my Asperger’s/LD diagnosed son is just starting high school this year, I thought I’d share some tips with you to help you get started. Making the change from one school to another is difficult enough, but when your child has Asperger’s, Autism, Anxiety, or an LD (or all of the above) it can be terrifying for both the child and the…

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New Autism Treatment Funding for Ontario!

New Autism Treatment Funding for Ontario!

In Ontario in the past, in order to get IBI or ABA therapy for your child with autism meant getting on the ridiculously long waiting list with a qualified, health-care plan funded organization, commonly children’s hospitals. The long-awaited option to seek out therapy with private sector providers has finally been announced, with changes set to roll out on January 15th, 2018. Key Facts Everyone is extremely fuzzy on the actual details, including providers, and even the Ontario Government website is…

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Asperger’s/ASD and Learning Disabilities Diagnoses – What Now?

Asperger’s/ASD and Learning Disabilities Diagnoses – What Now?

  Photo by Rawpixel Congratulations – you’ve made it through the maze of doctors, psychologists, psychometrists, and perhaps even psychiatrists to the testing phase, and have received feedback on the diagnosis/es stemming from the testing. You have a nice, big report to read through, recommendations to the school system for learning aids if a learning disability is involved, recommendations for therapies such as IBI or ABA for ASD/Asperger’s diagnoses, or anything else that turns up in the report. You may…

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The Truth About Autism and Sleep

The Truth About Autism and Sleep

  Life isn’t perfect for anyone, and everyone’s ‘normal’ is different. But we all put on a certain face to the public, while our real selves live more exclusively at home. Imagine going to bed, snuggling in, kids in bed, getting all cozy, and just dozing off when your bedroom door slams open, with a kid standing in the doorway announcing that he can’t sleep. Now imagine ushering that child back into bed again, settling back into your own bed,…

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