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Congratulations To The Graduates! 495 400 Advance LA

Congratulations To The Graduates!

Congratulations To The Graduates!From all of us at Advance LA, congratulations to the high school and college graduates! This is a huge milestone for a young person and deserving of lots of celebration. But it can be helpful for parents to be aware that even a happy event like a graduation can cause a neurodivergent…

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Searching For A Summer Job? Start Today! 495 401 Advance LA

Searching For A Summer Job? Start Today!

Searching For A Summer Job? Start Today!When is the best time to start looking for a summer job? Today! The earlier a job seeker starts the process of finding a summer job, the more likely it is that they will find a job that they like and one that is a good match for their…

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Helping Young Adults With Autism To Successfully Launch! 495 400 Advance LA

Helping Young Adults With Autism To Successfully Launch!

Helping Young Adults With Autism To Successfully Launch!April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, as well as 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 of life including education,…

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ALA on KCAL News! 495 400 Advance LA

ALA on KCAL News!

ALA on KCAL News!CBS News LA visited The Help Group’s Sherman Oaks campus as part of Mental Health Monday. Jeri Rochman, JD, MS, spoke on the ways that The Help Group’s Advance LA program helps neurodiverse individuals transition into adulthood.  The segment also featured the Work Experience Program and Bridgeport Vocational Center with a focus…

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Make Your Own Luck! 495 401 Advance LA

Make Your Own Luck!

Make Your Own Luck!During the month of March, our thoughts can turn to the idea of luck and why some people seem to have all of it. There are those people who seem to easily find jobs they like, who have a fun and supportive group of friends, and for whom life just seems to…

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Navigating Romantic Relationships 495 401 Advance LA

Navigating Romantic Relationships

Navigating Romantic RelationshipsRomantic relationships are complex and confusing for everybody! But, for some neurodivergent people, romantic relationships are even more challenging. Many neurodivergent young adults crave intimacy and love, but they may be unsure how to achieve it in a romantic relationship. They may not understand the everyday subtle social cues from their partner. This…

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New Year, Fresh Start! 495 401 Advance LA

New Year, Fresh Start!

New Year, Fresh Start!“Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wise words from Dr. King. The beginning of a new year is a fresh start, the perfect time to set a goal and work toward the wonderful feeling of…

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A Perfectly Imperfect Holiday 495 401 Advance LA

A Perfectly Imperfect Holiday

A Perfectly Imperfect HolidayHoliday perfectionism is one of the main causes of holiday stress. Whether it’s spending all day cooking the perfect recipes for your holiday feast, making sure your house is perfectly decorated, or spending all day trying to perfectly wrap gifts, trying to do it all can zap any ounce of holiday joy.…

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Parenting A Neurodivergent Young Adult 495 401 Advance LA

Parenting A Neurodivergent Young Adult

The Unique Joys And Challenges Of Parenting A Neurodivergent Young AdultNovember is the month where having an “attitude of gratitude” is promoted. For parents of neurodivergent young adults, it can be challenging at times to feel gratitude. There can be moments of feeling overwhelmed and time spent wishing life could be easier for your child.…

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Staying Motivated When The Novelty Wears Off 495 401 Advance LA

Staying Motivated When The Novelty Wears Off

Staying Motivated When The Novelty Wears OffThe reality is that the thrill of something new eventually wears off. This is to be expected as just part of life. The loss of the initial thrill can be about big life events such as a new romantic relationship, a new job, or new classes at college as…

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