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Pet Appreciation Days in August

 Pets are great companions and keep us company when we are alone. We love them! August had two holidays dedicated to pets that pet owners can appreciate their furry friends. August 17th was Black Cat Appreciation Day for those of us who have a feline friend. Following that, we had Dog Appreciation Day on August 26th. Anytime is a great time to appreciate your pets. There are many great things about owning a Dog. Man's best friend can help...


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Time For Waffles

 August 24th is National Waffle Day! The Earliest types of waffles occurred in the Neolithic Age over four thousand years ago. It started in Belgian, with cereal pulps baked into cakes. Around the first century, today's waffles came into being in the form of a flat hot cake made by putting two large irons together. The first waffles were not as sweet as the ones we have today, as this was long before the invention...


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Feline Friends for Autism

A recent study suggests that cats might be beneficial as an emotional support animal if you or child is on the autism spectrum. An emotional support animal is a pet that is used to foster closeness to fight depression and loneliness. The study went onto conclude that the 42 cats in the survey were more affectionate towards the children with ASD than those who were not. Affection between the different cats did vary, but most were moderate to extremely...


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Everyone Needs Friends

 The first Sunday in August in National Friendship Day! This holiday was established by Hallmark way back in 1919 and reminds us that we all need friends. This makes it a great time to take a look at why Friendship is especially important for those on the Autism Spectrum. The issues of Isolation and Autism  Like anyone, people on the Spectrum need friends. It can be especially important for individuals with disabilities because it can...


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Hot Gardening Tips for Beginners

Starting or maintaining a Garden is something that many people do in the summertime. Gardening promotes clean air as well as helps people destress. While it can be relaxing, there is some work to bear in mind, especially in the summertime. Not sure where to start? You can stop by Little Red Hen Plant Nursery to get some advice on how what kind of garden you are looking for, and more importantly, what you want to...


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Plan Ahead for Back to School

While it can be tempting to not even worry about back to school until late August or early September, this is a good time to remember that children on the spectrum often need extra time to adjust to a schedule change, even after a short time. This is especially true if your child hasn't had organized or structured summer activities since the school year has ended. With some practice and planning ahead, you can reduce...


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Plastic Free July

No More Plastic Plastic Free July is part of a global movement that has inspired 120 million participants in 177 countries. This environmental movement is calling for the refusal of single-use plastics, or ones that can not be recycled. Examples of single-use plastics include plastic knives and forks, plastic water bottles and coffee cup lids. Companies like Starbucks and McDonalds plan to go plastic free by 2020 and will save 1 billion straws.   It Hurts...


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