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New Directions for Young Adults Blog: How to Ask for Workplace Accommodations

How to Ask for Workplace Accommodations

If you or someone you know finds yourself needing specific accommodations in order to properly fulfill the requirements of a job, finding the right way to approach your employer can be tricky. More ...
NDFYA Staff
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: How does the ADA Effect Disabled  People?

How does the ADA Effect Disabled People?

America was founded to be a country where all of its citizens are given an equal opportunity for a happy life, ensured by the promise of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” For ...
NDFYA Staff
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Staff Spotlight: Ashley Wasserman, Psy.D.

Staff Spotlight: Ashley Wasserman, Psy.D.

Why New Directions for Young Adults? New Directions for Young Adults is a comprehensive program that utilizes a team based approach. I have worked in many areas of psychology and found that a team ...
NDFYA Staff
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Brandon's Run Celebrates It's 5 Year Anniversary

Brandon's Run Celebrates It's 5 Year Anniversary

For the last four years, a group of people have been rising early on a chilly Saturday morning in January to run together. But it’s not just any old fun run— they’re gathering for ...
Erica Rubin
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Join the Fun at Brandonís Run

Join the Fun at Brandonís Run

It’s four in the morning, long before most people are willing to roll out of bed. Dark and very quiet. And Brandon, a young man with autism who loves running, is beaming with happiness and excitement. Because it’s the day of Brandon’s Run, a 5K put together by Brandon, NDFYA, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners Club (GFLRRC).

Erica Rubin
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Reading the Warning Signs of Depression

Reading the Warning Signs of Depression

You’ve seen a change. Your young adult has lost interest in some of his or her favorite hobbies. They are eating too much or you’ve noticed drastic weight loss. Maybe they get tired easily or are suddenly very irritable.

New Directions Staff
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: NDFYA California's Friday Art Group

NDFYA California's Friday Art Group

In the California program many students would agree that the Friday afternoon Art group is a highlight of their week. The group is led by Jeanette Durand, a professional artist whose work has been shown in galleries in both the Chicago and San Francisco bay areas.

Dr. Kent Grelling, Ph.D.
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: How Our Perceptions Hold Us Back

How Our Perceptions Hold Us Back

Recently in one of our art groups, we experimented with inkblots. Students were asked to decide what they saw in each of the abstract images.

If what they saw in the inkblot was pleasant, they personalized it, adding as many details as possible. For example, a student who saw two people dancing might add clothing.

NDFYA Staff
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Technology Helpful to Those with Special Needs

Technology Helpful to Those with Special Needs

Living on your own is difficult. So is finishing school.

When your child has special needs in addition to what’s being faced by all young adults today, those goals can seem impossible. As the digital age progresses, though, we are getting more than vivid TV screens or faster Internet speeds.

NDFYA Staff
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