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The Student with the Big Smile

One Family's Path To Heartspring

01-24-2023

TJ is a friendly guy. He has one of those smiles that are contagious and is the first to ask if someone is doing alright. He loves being social, laughing, watching the news on his iPad and going for w... Read More

 

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Tips For Successful Community Outings

How to help people with autism or other complex needs be successful

01-17-2023

As we are getting into the community more and more after the Covid pandemic, we are faced with more challenges for children and adults impacted by autism. Some of the skills they gained before might h... Read More

 

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Tips to Help Your Child Socialize

01-10-2023

A few tips to help your child socialize: Teach them that friendship is a choice and how to choose appropriate friends. Teach them how to have a two-way conversation and share information with ... Read More

 

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Connecting with Families at Heartspring's Family Weekend

12-27-2022

Heartspring residential families have a hard decision not many people have to make. To help their child with special or complex needs they must send them away—sometimes across the country—... Read More

 

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Values Ambassador: Mandy Buckwalter

12-27-2022

In her first year at Heartspring, Mandy Buckwalter has shown amazing leadership skills by demonstrating how to work with students for subs and crisis staff who may not know the students as well. She d... Read More

 

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My child is having a meltdown. What do I do?

12-27-2022

It is common for a person impacted by autism to experience meltdowns. As a parent, it is distressing, as well as mentally tiring, and can be physically challenging. Most parents of children with autis... Read More

 


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