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Women on the Spectrum

March is National Women's History Month, and that makes it a great time to take a look at the challenges facing women and girls who have autism. Women's History Month was born from a school district program celebrating Women's History. It became official legislation on March 12, 1987, which is why it is celebrated in March.  While signs of autism are similar for boys, they might be more subtle in girls, who have been shown to be...


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Valentines Day Alternatives

Single on Valentines Day? Now is the time to embrace your singleness, do what you want, and breath a sigh of relief you don't have to come up with planning an amazing evening. An important thing to remember about Valentines Day as a single person is too not get all up in your head about it. Here are some great reasons to embrace your singleness this February 14th.  1. Keep Your Wallet Full. Without any over-the-top...


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Navigating Love and Dating on the Spectrum

A  recent study that shows only about 32 percent of the population with autism has a partner, with only 9 percent of those being married. Individuals on the Autism Spectrum may be intimidated by the social hurdles involved in getting to know a special someone. This is because love and relationships are often not addressed as part of an autistic person's normal development. However, with some very self-aware changes, it is possible to navigate the minefield of...


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Super-Ball

Wondering what do on Game Day if the pigskin isn't your thing? There's no need to treat it like its any given Sunday. With these creative alternatives, you can find the replacements to entertain your little giants and make sure your party goes the longest yard.  Catch Up on Binge-Worthy TV. If watching the drama from a gridiron gang gives you the varsity blues, binging your favorite show is a great alternative to the big game. Wanting...


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Stay Soup-er

Little Red Hen's Healthy Staff is back with another food prep class teaching proper nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle. Their latest class focuses on how to prepare your own soup to keep you warm and well fed during these cold winter months.  Keeping a healthy diet is an important part of self-care.  Food prep for these meals can be made easier by keeping everyday ingredients on hand to create something that is good and...


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Cold Weather is the Perfect Time for Self Care

Valentine's Day is about showing love for someone special in your life, but have you thought of the fact that YOU are someone special in your life? Whether you have a significant other or are single you can indulge in some self-care this Valentine's Season. Self Care is the act of taking care of yourself.  We all need to go the extra mile to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health from time to time....


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Hooray for Houseplants

Having houseplants around you at home or even at work carry with them a whole host of health benefits.  Studies have shown that houseplants improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels, and boost your mood. Houseplants also produce oxygen and reduce carbon monoxide levels. A study by NASA revealed that having houseplants in your home or office can reduce 87 percent of toxins in just 24 hours. While most plants only produce oxygen during the day, smaller...


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