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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Summer is here! Now that temperatures are starting to rise into the 90s, all of us need to drink lots of water, about 8 cups a day, which could very well be even more during hot summer days. Staying hydrated is essential to being healthy. Water Keeps You Going Drinking enough water helps you to perform your best in physical activity. Staying hydrated can aid in weight loss and regular water consumption will help to rid your body...


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Compost to Stay Green

Summer is nearly here, and if you're a gardener, there is something you can do for your garden and the environment--composting. Composting is the natural recycling of organic materials like food scraps and yard waste. Through the natural process where bacteria and other living organisms break down the scraps and yard waste is formed into a more basic building block of soil. Reduce Your Waste The end product of the process is something that you...


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Challenges on the Spectrum for Graduates

Over 50,000 individuals will be graduating high school this Summer. Like many graduates, the next question may be "What now?" If you happen to be on the Autism Spectrum this comes with its own unique set of challenges. According to a study from autismsociety.org, over 70% of students will not have a job after they graduate. Adjusting to New Challenges  Like anything new, life after high school is going to take time and practice to...


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Special Olympics 2019

Its that time of again for some amazing athletes to lace up their sneakers and head to the Annual Special Olympics Track Meet at Harrison Stadium in Oroville, California. This amazing event unfolded on a sunny Spring morning. During the opening ceremonies, the many schools involved in the event presented their banners to spectators. There were a number of community organizations present at the event to provide information about their services, including Little Red Hen. ...


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Mothers Day

Mother's day is coming soon on Sunday, May 12th. So we would like to help you think about what you can do with your mom. Whether adoptive, biological, or that special woman who has filled the role of mom in your life, mom's are important. Mom's nurtured us when we were little by reading stories, feeding us, rocking us, and teaching us to be kind.     Since this is a holiday about mothers you should put...


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Tomato Time!

Now that Spring is here, its time to turn your attention to a new crop of veggies that will thrive in the springtime weather. This springtime food item has a variety of uses and benefits.  Health Benefits of Tomatoes A boost in heart health. Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease when paired with a low salt diet. Observational studies have indicated...


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Hispanic Families on the Spectrum

As we head into the month of May, many of us look forward to celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Other than literally meaning May 5th, Mexican-Americans also celebrate this day. On 1862, The Mexican Army won The Battle of Puebla against the French Empire. This makes it a good time to take a look at how autism affects Hispanic families when they fall onto the spectrum. Going Undiagnosed While the standard is normally 1 in 68...


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