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A Rose by Any other Name

June 12 is National Red Rose Day and is a great time to add this bright and timeless flower to your garden. Red roses are known for their symbolism of love and romance and many people give them as a traditional way to express love and care to their loved ones or their significant other. Red roses get their color from natural chemicals called flavonoids, which are also responsible for giving other things in nature their...


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Schools Out for Summer

School's out. What now? Summer break is officially, here. Many parents look forward to spending more time with their kids, but children on the spectrum often depend on the structure provided by the school as part of their routine. Structure and routine are synonymous with comfort and security. Provide it, and life is predictable and manageable. Withdraw it (as happens every year in June) and the world turns upside down. When children with autism feel...


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Fathers Day

June 18th is a day to celebrate the fathers (or father figures) in our lives. Some of our staff at Little Red Hen wanted to share what their fathers taught them about moving forward as an adult, while others share messages to their Dads that have passed on. Some of our staff are parents to kids on the spectrum themselves. It (Father) Figures  While many of us have had the traditional two-parent nuclear family, the unconventional father...


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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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