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Tips to Manage Mental Health 495 400 Advance LA

Tips to Manage Mental Health

Advance LA is excited to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May; it aims to bring attention to the mental health needs and challenges faced by young adults as they transition into adulthood. Organizations and communities often use this month to educate, raise awareness, and provide support for young…

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Emma Belgard
The Road to Self-Discovery: Navigating Success and Independence for Neurodivergent Young Adults 495 400 Advance LA

The Road to Self-Discovery: Navigating Success and Independence for Neurodivergent Young Adults

The Road to Self-Discovery: Navigating Success and Independence for Neurodivergent Young Adults April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to acknowledge the transformative power of support and self-discovery within the neurodivergent community. This month serves as an empowering recognition of the strides made in navigating independence and embracing the unique paths of young adults with special…

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What's so funny?
What’s So Funny? Helping Neurodivergent Young Adults Relate To Humor 495 401 Advance LA

What’s So Funny? Helping Neurodivergent Young Adults Relate To Humor

Here’s a joke for you: I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know which arrives first. While some of us might find this funny, some folks with autism may not get the humor and they won’t laugh when hearing it. The lack of laughter can be misinterpreted as a lack…

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best way to meet prospective romantic partners
What Is The Best Way To Meet Prospective Romantic Partners 495 401 Advance LA

What Is The Best Way To Meet Prospective Romantic Partners

(Dating Apps or Meeting In Person) The other day I was listening to a podcast about how young adults can meet other young adults to develop friendships and possible romantic relationships. One of the expert guests said,”My best advice is to cover all fronts! Try the apps and try in person.” This sounded like great…

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January is the perfect time for a fresh start
January Is The Perfect Time For A Fresh Start 495 401 Advance LA

January Is The Perfect Time For A Fresh Start

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary OliverWhile anytime during the year is the right time for a fresh start, January just feels perfect for new beginnings. The start of a new year is a time for hope. January brings renewed optimism for change,…

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Helping Neurodivergent Young Adults Have a Stress Free Holiday 495 400 Advance LA

Helping Neurodivergent Young Adults Have a Stress Free Holiday

Helping Neurodivergent Young Adults Have a Stress Free HolidayThe holiday season can bring joy, but also a lot of stress, depression, and anxiety. The demands of the season such as shopping and running errands while battling crowds, social obligations, houseguests, and relatives are all potential stressors for most people. In addition, changes in one’s daily…

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Supporting Your Neurodivergent Young Adult During The Holidays 495 400 Advance LA

Supporting Your Neurodivergent Young Adult During The Holidays

Supporting Your Neurodivergent Young Adult During The HolidaysFor many neurodivergent young adults, the holiday season can be a minefield of social expectations. There is so much pressure to spend lots of time with family and friends. But those types of interaction require a social proficiency that can be difficult for young adults with challenges. Young…

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ADHD is a Superpower! 495 400 Advance LA

ADHD is a Superpower!

ADHD is a Superpower!Everyone can understand what it feels like to have a hard time sitting still, or to find it almost impossible to stay focused during a college lecture, or to constantly misplace your phone or car keys. For some people, these challenges are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with every aspect…

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Transitioning From Summer To September 495 401 Advance LA

Transitioning From Summer To September

Transitioning From Summer To SeptemberAmerican Professor Brene Brown summed up September with this famous quote, “In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.” September can often feel overwhelmingly busy after the…

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Feeling Nervous About Starting College? It’s Ok, Everyone Feels That Way! 495 401 Advance LA

Feeling Nervous About Starting College? It’s Ok, Everyone Feels That Way!

Feeling Nervous About Starting College? It’s Ok, Everyone Feels That Way!It is perfectly normal to be worried or nervous about heading to college! It is a big transition from high school to college for all young adults and especially for neurodivergent young adults. Feeling anxious before freshman year is truly a universal experience. One way…

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