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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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Beat the Heat

As it continues to get warmer this summer, it is important to take the time for some important self-care steps to stay safe and healthy this Summer.  Stay Hydrated  It's essential to stay hydrated, it is essential for staying healthy this summer.  Some dieticians recommend drinking half your body weight in water. Eating foods like a watermelon that are high in water content can help you stay hydrated as well. Dehydration can lead to headaches, loss of energy and...


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That's what I'm Taco-ing about

Little Red Hen is celebrating Taco Tuesdays all Summer Long! While it is easy to make tacos a greasy summertime meal, they can also be healthy for you if you choose healthier options. When prepared carefully, they can be an excellent source of protein and fiber. They Encourage Meal Prep Whichever kind of Taco-ness you decide on, they are usually prepared using only a handful of ingredients. This translates to small amounts of prep time,...


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4th of July: Alternatives to Fireworks

Get ready for the Red, White, and Blue! On July 4th, 1776 our Forefathers declared the 13 colonies independence from King George of Great Britain and started the United States of America which is why we get together for fun, food, and sometimes fireworks every July 4th. But it might be time to do things differently this year, with no fireworks.   Noise Pollution  Many of us love the beautiful sight of fireworks going off...


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