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The Interconnectedness of Physical and Mental Health

Plain Language Summary: The Interconnectedness of Physical and Mental Health Plain Language Summary: The Interconnectedness of Physical and Mental Health Physical and mental health are connected to each other. They also influence each other. Research shows people who have physical problems or illnesses often experience mental health conditions as well. It is important to consider […]

Be Prepared for Adulthood

Be Prepared for Adulthood

Be Prepared for Adulthood How do you feel when you hear the phrase “transition to adulthood?”  Are you excited?  Are you scared?  Are you confused?  Are you overwhelmed?  You likely have moments where you experience all these emotions.  Everyone is nervous when they make life transitions, but when you have a disability or mental health […]

Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida (Mental Health Factors Affecting Hispanic/Latinx Individuals Across the Life Span)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida Más de un tercio de los hispanoamericanos en edades mayores tienen una o más discapacidades. […]

Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities When mental health professionals work with people who have developmental disabilities, it is important for them to use a “strengths-based approach”. This applies to the way they speak with […]

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics By Kayla Rodriguez Content Warning: This blog contains potentially disturbing and triggering content. Before continuing, please be aware that the author writes about suicide and self-harm. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was […]

Empleo de personas hispanas/latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones (Employment and Hispanic/Latinx Individuals with Disabilities: Barriers and Recommendations)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: empleo de personas hispanas / latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: empleo de personas hispanas / latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones En 2019, solo 1 de cada 5 personas con discapacidad estaba con empleo. La discriminación por discapacidad puede afectar el empleo. Ser parte de más […]

We’re Going to Make It—Pandemic and All

We’re Going to Make It—Pandemic and All Older woman

We’re Going to Make It – Pandemic and All We’re Going to Make It – Pandemic and All By D.P., parent When the pandemic hit in March 2020, it seemed logical to move our daughter, *Audrey, to our home. Audrey is 49 and has a developmental disability with speech communication challenges.  COVID-19 has drastically impacted […]

Transition & Collaboration

Plain Language Summary: Transition & Collaboration Plain Language Summary: Transition & Collaboration Overview Transition is when a student moves from high school to adult life. For students with disabilities, the law requires students with disabilities prepare for life after high school by having a plan (called a transition IEP) when a student is turns 16. […]

Anxiety Management with Autism

Anxiety Management with Autism Person writing with pen and paper

Anxiety Management with Autism Anxiety Management with Autism By Natalie Miller As you’re no doubt aware, the pandemic and subsequent social distancing had multiple side effects on Americans beyond the immediate concern of being infected with COVID-19.  One of the most prevalent of these effects has been anxiety. Many foreign to it are experiencing it […]