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Tips for Overcoming Dating Challenges 495 401 Advance LA

Tips for Overcoming Dating Challenges

Tips for Overcoming Dating ChallengesThe parts of life that make daily life challenging for neurodivergent people can really come to the forefront when it comes to dating. The aspects of dating that include social cues, caring about another person’s perspective, and making small talk can be quite anxiety provoking for neurodivergent people. However, in talking…

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Learning To Live With Uncertainty 495 401 Advance LA

Learning To Live With Uncertainty

Learning To Live With UncertaintyCollege students have become used to their plans constantly changing. After most campuses shut down in Spring 2020 due to Covid-19, colleges now seem ready to have students return for Fall 2021. But many students say they are receiving emails from their schools that offer sometimes confusing information about what campus…

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Combatting Covid-19 Re-Entry Anxiety 495 401 Advance LA

Combatting Covid-19 Re-Entry Anxiety

Combatting Covid-19 Re-Entry AnxietyLife feels so different now. Last summer, many of us thought that life would soon be back to normal. Now, a year later and still dealing with a global pandemic, it can be hard to imagine life as it used to be. It is understandable that many neurodivergent young adults are resisting…

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College Prep In The Summer Pays Off In The Fall 495 400 Advance LA

College Prep In The Summer Pays Off In The Fall

College Prep In The Summer Pays Off In The FallFor college freshmen, July is the month for spending time at the beach, having a BBQ with friends, lounging in a hammock on a lazy afternoon – and preparing for the fall semester at college. Did that last part of that sentence give you pause? Neurodivergent…

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The Mixed Emotions of Transition

The MixedEmotions of TransitionFrom all of us at Advance LA, congratulations to the high school graduates! This is a huge milestone for a young person who has completed thirteen years of education. It is typical for high school seniors to experience mixed emotions as they participate in graduation ceremonies and parties. Feelings of fear, anxiety,…

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The Importance of “Soft Skills” 600 600 Advance LA

The Importance of “Soft Skills”

The Importance of“Soft Skills”Proficiency of what is known as the “Soft Skills” is an important factor for independent adulthood. “Soft skills” refer to the ability to competently handle the social and emotional expectations and demands that occur on a college campus, in the workplace, and in daily life. When is the time to start learning…

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Transitioning To Independence

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism read more
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Spotlight On Advance LA Client Success!

Spotlight OnAdvance LA Client Success!Christina is a wonder! She began working with the Advance LA Life Skills Coaching Program last summer. Due to Christina’s dedication and motivation, she is making great strides toward meeting her goals of improved health/wellness and learning independent living skills. Christina initially made the decision to work with a Life Skills…

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Finding Love And Romance 600 600 Advance LA

Finding Love And Romance

Assisting Young Adults With ASD With Finding Love And RomanceWhile February days are often cold and gray, Valentine’s Day can be a true bright spot. As Dr. Seuss said, “You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.” Cheers to love! It is natural…

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s ResolutionsHAPPY 2021! Happy New Year! The beginning of 2021 is the perfect time for setting personal goals and then trying your best to take the necessary steps toward achievement. At Advance LA, our Life Skills Coaches teach our clients the important skill of setting a goal using the S.M.A.R.T. format. This means our…

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