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Pssst! Here Are The Secrets For A Successful New School Year! 495 401 Advance LA

Pssst! Here Are The Secrets For A Successful New School Year!

Pssst! Here Are The Secrets For A Successful New School Year!A new school year brings new opportunities, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. For all students, and especially neurodivergent students, it is important to start a new school year on the right foot. Successful students tend to practice behaviors that translate to better grades…

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Summertime Is Perfect for Dipping A Toe Into The Dating Pool 495 401 Advance LA

Summertime Is Perfect for Dipping A Toe Into The Dating Pool

Summertime Is Perfect for Dipping A Toe Into The Dating PoolSome people find themselves feeling more relaxed and care-free during the summer months. Maybe the reason is the availability of fun activities such as beach trips, evening strolls to the ice cream store, barbecues, and outdoor concerts. All of these options are good ideas for…

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Get A Jump Start On The Fall By Practicing Skills During The Summer! 495 401 Advance LA

Get A Jump Start On The Fall By Practicing Skills During The Summer!

Get A Jump Start On The Fall By Practicing Skills During The Summer!Many recent high school graduates view the summer months as a long celebration of the end of high school. And, of course, we want our recent grads to spend time at the beach, enjoy lazy afternoons, and warm summer evening barbecues. But the…

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Happy Graduation! Cheers To New Adventures! 495 401 Advance LA

Happy Graduation! Cheers To New Adventures!

Happy Graduation! Cheers To New Adventures!From 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…

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Is My Adult Child Addicted To Video Games? 495 401 Advance LA

Is My Adult Child Addicted To Video Games?

Is My Adult Child Addicted To Video Games?If you are a parent of a young adult who spends most of their time playing video games, you are not alone. It is now such a common issue that there is a national support group, olganon, for parents of adult children with video game addiction. On-Line Gamers…

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The Benefits of Psychotherapy in Autism 495 401 Advance LA

The Benefits of Psychotherapy in Autism

Addressing Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma Through TherapyThe Benefits of Psychotherapy in AutismApril is Autism Acceptance Month, and we covered an important topic in this month’s webcast. Recent statistics show that about 75% of autistic children have a comorbid mental health challenge, and nearly 50% have two or more comorbid mental health challenges. Common conditions include…

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Autism Acceptance Month 495 401 Advance LA

Autism Acceptance Month

How to Transition to Independent Adulthood and Avoid Failure to Launch SyndromeAutism Acceptance MonthApril is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and to provide continued support, kindness, and compassion for the Autism Community. The hope is to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in all areas…

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Want To Feel Motivated? Create a Routine! 495 401 Advance LA

Want To Feel Motivated? Create a Routine!

Want To Feel Motivated? Create a Routine!Neurodivergent young adults often have plans for their future but are waiting to feel “motivated” before moving forward. There is a common belief that someone or something can get a person motivated, and if that one elusive thing can be found, then motivation will magically occur. Alas, if only…

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Looking For Love? Start with Friendship! 495 401 Advance LA

Looking For Love? Start with Friendship!

Looking For Love? Start with Friendship!Our clients often share with their Advance LA Life Skills Coaches that they hope to find love and romance, while also acknowledging that creating friendships can be a challenge. Our Coaches approach this situation by helping their clients to first shore up their friendship skills before embarking on the search…

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Setting New Intentions for 2022 495 400 Advance LA

Setting New Intentions for 2022

Setting New Intentions for 2022 “Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.” ~Deepak Chopra  New year, new opportunities! January is the perfect time to reflect, dream, prepare and set intentions. Setting intentions is the act of stating what you intend to accomplish through your own choices and actions. It is your own personal commitment to…

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