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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Achieving an Independent Aging Journey at Home

It is human nature that no matter what age, we all strive to and enjoy our independence. Independence is with us throughout life. We are bound to mold ourselves in learning about it. The desire to be independent does not diminish with age. If anythin...

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Working with Someone Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. Recently, Asperger’s is technically no lo...

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Different Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities

Despite being special, it is also important to consider the ideas, needs, and ones of your loved one with special needs. It is really important to teach them independence and to let them experience managing their independent daily living activities o...

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Handling Meltdowns for People with ADHD

There are days that our family members with special needs encounter uncontrollable emotions, and every time that happens, it is a challenge. Despite being different, we must not punish nor criticize them for being who they are. Instead, make them fee...

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The Importance of Continued Care in Adults with IDD

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) involve a variety of illnesses that affect a person’s mental and physical faculties. Many adults with IDD have trouble with independent daily living and require extra support. The lack of care might...

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How Employable is an Adult with Autism?

A major concern among many parents of adults with autism is whether their adult child will be able to hold a job, and it’s quite an understandable concern. According to a survey conducted by Autismspeaks.org, it was found that fewer than half of au...

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