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Strategies for Avoiding the Homework Battles

Homework. Just the sight of that word is enough to make some parents weep with frustration. One of the most frequent issues that arise in parenting counseling is the afternoon battle over homework. There is usually a vicious cycle at play:…
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Transitioning to College Successfully

Transitioning from high school to college can sometimes feel like a precarious leap, instead of a manageable next step in the journey to independence. Learn how your child can transition to college successfully in a Haltrom Academy blog by Advance…
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Interview with our Keynote, Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD

Advance LA is thrilled to welcome our Keynote Speaker, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D. to our 2015 Conference, The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit. Why is the scientific study of happiness important? Most people believe…

Giving Thanks

I am very thankful for the opportunity to gain this valuable work experience and for the chance to share the campers’ excitement. It is a great feeling to help campers try activities they have never done before.
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Theme for 4th Annual Advance LA Conference Announced!

Advance LA is thrilled to announce our 2015 Conference theme, The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit. The Advance LA Conference presents cutting-edge research and best practices for young adults with autism, learning differences and ADHD. This year’s theme strives to answer the question of how we create and maintain happiness through four building blocks of happiness: purpose, connection, optimism and grit.
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Club LA Lounge - Winter Beach Party

A group of nine adults hung out at Club LA Lounge’s Winter Beach Party on Sunday, December 14th. The room was transformed into a comfortable indoor beach with splashes of blue, beach balls, sea shells, beach chairs, and a boogie board. As…
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The Help Group's Advance LA announces 2015 Conference-The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit.

December 10, 2014- Los Angeles, California: Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of California - Riverside, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 4th annual Advance LA Conference. Dr. Lyubomirsky, along with other…
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Club LA Recap - Speed Friend-ing

Twelve excited and sociable adults participated in Club LA’s Speed Friend-ing event on Sunday, December 8th. Participants talked with one another in pairs for five minutes each before switching to a new conversation partner. Keeping conversations…
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How to Survive and Thrive: Living With Your Young Adult Child

Many parents are familiar with “Failure to Launch,” the experience of a young adult who is not ‘moving forward’ in the way they, as parents, had hoped. This phenomenon is especially difficult for parents with young adults with autism, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, and other social or emotional issues.