Mental Health Awareness

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Forum Activity

Welcome to the Neurodiversity Forum! Posted: September 30, 2021 by Rob Healy

Welcome to the Neurodiversity forum on Connecting Ground!

Show us your art! Posted: October 6, 2021 by rdmchale8

Poems, paintings, pictures, Sculptures….we want to see them !

Reply To: Show us your art! Posted: October 7, 2021 by Heather Brookman

Love this idea Rich since it is through the arts that students enjoy freedom of expression, where every effort is valued and it is not possible to make mistakes. They are free to communicate and express themselves in a visible and healthy way without feeling the boundaries of the rules of language. Many adults also… Read more »

Reply To: Show us your art! Posted: October 11, 2021 by Heather Brookman

Reply To: Show us your art! Posted: October 15, 2021 by rustytheman55

My art work

Mental Health Awareness News Articles

Don’t Underestimate Your Child With a Disability  Posted: April 30, 2021 by Rich McHale

The biggest obstacle I had to over come when raising Devin, was my ability to have confidence in his actions. Whether it was his academic ability, athletic ability or social skills, I struggled with believing in his capabilities but he always proved me wrong. Devin struggled with gross and fine motor skills, speech and language,… Read more »

Addressing Your Issues is as Equally Important as Addressing Your Child’s Issues Posted: May 13, 2021 by Rich McHale

Raising a child can be revealing to ones self. I was brought up in a middle class family where my father worked two jobs while my mother stayed home to raise her three boys. Life was easy with no real struggles to face . My parents paid for all 3 of our college educations so… Read more »

I have three kids and the smartest one has a learning disability Posted: May 19, 2021 by Rich McHale

My three kids are Devin (20) Riley (18) and Morgan (15), and what makes this title so funny is that it’s TRUE! When we first learned about Devin’s challenges, I was devastated. For the first 10 years, I convinced myself that Devin would be living with Lisa and I for the rest of our lives…. Read more »

The Importance of Early Diagnosis Posted: May 21, 2021 by Michelle Pennella

It wasn’t until I was 37 years-old and after the birth of my fourth child, that I was properly diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.  That changed my life…for a little while.  From that year forward I experienced one to two episodes a year.  The episodes mainly took the form of deep depression.  I honestly felt… Read more »

To Have Tourette’s or Not Have Tourette’s is my Question Posted: June 3, 2021 by Rich McHale

Ever since I can remember, my father would always talk to himself or bite his knuckle with his eyes wide open as his body moved in a angry fashion. I never thought much of it other than it was weird. When he was in the mitts of these actions, he was in a zone and… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Resources

Littman Krooks, LLP Posted: June 14, 2021 by rdmchale8

At Littman Krooks, we believe that all individuals are entitled to lives of dignity and social engagement, in accordance with their wishes and capabilities. We are committed to assisting individuals with special needs, along with the family members who care for them, in the building of fulfilling, economically secure lives. Identifying the best services for… Read more »

Braintrust Tutors Posted: June 30, 2021 by rdmchale8

Sparking more a-ha moments for kids who learn differently. Braintrust is a marketplace where parents can connect with certified teachers and learning specialists for private tutoring support. Our certified teachers understand how to identify areas of need in order to create engaging and impactful lessons that build confidence and spark more a-ha moments for all… Read more »

Landmark College Posted: July 22, 2021 by rdmchale8

Landmark College is designed exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, or executive function challenges.  Students at Landmark College get far more personal, directed assistance than at traditional colleges that often offer a grab bag of accommodations for students who learn differently. The… Read more »

New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching Posted: October 26, 2021 by rdmchale8

We provide individualized (and in some cases, group settings) executive functioning/academic coaching and transition support across the lifespan, and also provide professional development to teachers/professors/support staff as well as employers. Our foundations were born in helping coach and guide students through the transitions to/through/from post-secondary life, and those elements still influence the work we do… Read more »

Social City Posted: by rdmchale8

Social City is a social skills program for toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults who would benefit from supplemental social and emotional support. Social City provides individual speech-language therapy and social skills classes for students of all levels and abilities (who are grouped according to their age/grade, language skills and social-emotional functioning). Our team is… Read more »