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May is the Month to Find a Summer Job!

  Now is the time to start looking for that summer job. The earlier you start, the more likely it is that you will find a job that you like and one that is a good match for your skills. A recent study showed that 70 percent of all…
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Spring Cleaning Strategies

  Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. At this time of year, we begin to feel more open to inviting changes – both big and small – into our lives. One type of change that can bring about a sense of optimism…
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March Madness, Inspiration to Exercise!

  Its March Madness month! For college basketball fans, this is the highpoint of the year. But for all of us, March is a great month to focus on exercise, health and wellness. Let’s call it March Motivation! First, we need to…
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Dating for Young Adults with Diverse Challenges

  Oh, February - the month where the focus is on romance and dating. For all of us, dating can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing. For neurodiverse young adults, dating can be particularly challenging due to a lack of self-confidence…
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How to Set Realistic Goals for the New Year

  The beginning of a New Year is an opportune time for setting a goal and looking forward to the wonderful feeling of achieving it. As an Advance LA Life Skills Coach, I teach my clients the important skill of goal setting. I…
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Returning To College With A New Outlook

Parents of college freshmen look forward to their child coming home for the Winter break. But parental excitement can turn to worry when their child announces that they do not want to return to college after the holiday. This is not an unusual…
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Helping Young Adults After A Wildfire

Experiencing a wildfire can be frightening and traumatic. Seeing the devastation to homes and communities can be overwhelming and can undermine an individual’s sense of security. The wildfires in Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake, and Thousand Oaks…
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10 Tips to Keep Holiday Stress at Bay for Young Adults

Holidays bring fun and joy - and also a fair amount of stress! Decorating, holiday visits, and shopping for gifts can be overwhelming for all family members. You may notice that your adult child with special needs is feeling overwhelmed and…
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5 Reasons to Join ALA's Parent2Parent Support Group

Joining a support group is a wonderful way to practice self-care. A support group can be a source of information as well as a safe place to share your experience with other people who are in similar circumstances.   Here are 5 reasons…