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Compassion Fatigue: Is it Happening to Your Family?

One of the greatest gifts I receive in my work as an addictions therapist is to witness individuals and families surmount incredibly difficult challenges and embrace a life of recovery. Often the breakthrough occurs at the bitter end, when I’m scratching my head in disbelief that they can endure such intense levels of frustration and pain. Witnessing the thrashing that occurs at addiction’s hands is grueling. I’ve spent countless sleepless nights wondering if a patient will “make it” or “get” the breakthrough they need to

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Announcing New Disability Services We Offer

EXPANDED SERVICES NOW INCLUDE: University planning and Student Guidance for accessibility to disability services and supports. We travel nationwide. Assist building, arbitrating Collaborative Legal, Financial, Vocational, College Teams. Researching, reporting, Expert Court Testimony for Minor Counselors and Family Law attorneys. Develop short-term and long-term strategic plan to transition individuals with special-needs from childhood to adulthood. Write and Implement Conservatorship and Legal Health Documents. Speak with health insurance company to get your child’s medical services paid at the highest rate. Available for public speaking lectures at

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Team Ethan Bbq & “Ticnic” In The Park For Tourette Syndrome Assoc., Sunday, 6/1/14, 11

Jennifer Kayser Boyce’s family is running in the Disneyland 10K Marathon August 30 and 31.  The family is sponsoring this fundraiser to raise money and awareness for Tourette Syndrome.  BBQ, Bake Sale, Games, Raffles, and Silent Auction.  A $5.00 per person donation gets you a meal ticket at the BBQ. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.  All donations will go directly to the Tourette Syndrome Association. Come see me at this event. Bring your IEP and key issue questions. I will provide free 15 minute consultations. Rancho

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Autism Transition Advocacy Video

Autism Advocacy Specialist Starr Taxman talks about the difficulties that arise during transition from teen years to adulthood and how parents can begin smoothing that transition years in advance. For more on Starr visit http://www.starradvocacy.com Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Starr Taxman At Education & Enrichment Fair, UCLA

Sunday 5/18/14 – 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. Looking for quality educational options for your children? Free community event with Resources specializing in Learning Differences, Multilingual Education, Gifted & 2e, Educational Therapies, Tutoring, Test Prep, Online & Non-Traditional Ed, Art Enrichment, Sports & Technology.  Features 8 TED-style Speakers. Special-Need Advocate Specialist Starr Taxman will Moderate one of numerous Moderated Topical Round-Table Discussions.  Hosted by the Parents Education League of Los Angeles & Sponsored by ScholarShare. http://www.parentseducationleague.org Come see me at this event. I will be Moderating a Round-Table

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People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

A new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities. Scientists found that people with the developmental condition were far more likely to come up with unique answers to creative problems despite having traits that can be socially crippling and make it difficult to find jobs. The co-author of the study, Dr Catherine Best from the University of Stirling, said that while the results, from a study

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