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Jana and Senda, Thank you for being emotionally vested in Jessica and our family. I imagine the stress of your professions are great. You both bring a strong base of experience, kind heart, and determination that I am sure has positively changed the lives of many forever. I so appreciate the time on Friday and all you are doing for Jessica. All the best, JR
Top Ten Reasons Spectrum Young Adults seek Transitional Living Programs Executive Functioning Deficits This includes difficulties with schedules and homework assignments Depression and/or Anxiety At least 50% percent of individuals with Autism also suffer from Anxiety or Depression Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Many individuals with autism are first diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Many who utilize the services in transitional living programs also suffer from co-morbid issues related to anxiety Social Difficulties and or Deficits. Social skill training. Organized social skill training groups can be very helpful for individuals
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Biofeedback is a technique that seeks to have patients better able to control the involuntary functions of their bodies when encountering stress or other symptoms.
New Directions staff broadens their knowledge with training from a seasoned professional
The popular fantasy role-playing game can be used to heal as well
New Directions is an important “middle step” that can help someone transition from a high level of structure to a more independent way of living.
Featured in Boca and Lynn University NewspaperBy: Ethan A. Pond Lynn University Contributing Writer >> Click here to read the article
Humans have a startling ability to extract meaning from words. For most, a facility with written and spoken language is second nature by adolescence. Reading peopleon the other hand—deciphering the non-verbal, often unconscious signals they send out—is a highly specialized talent, one that Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) has honed to an uncanny degree. In the course of his career in clinical psychology, Rubin has become keenly attuned to facial and bodily intimations in his patients, drawing on a silent storehouse