The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment

The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment

The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment It was late one afternoon, and Jimmy, a student in the equine therapy program at Heritage, was spending time with his adopted horse, Scout. He was teaching Scout to be comfortable with the body clippers. He had been working on this task for weeks—l ...

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Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely

Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely Choosing the most talented and skilled players is a recipe for a winning team, right? Maybe sometimes, but not always. A recent experience taught me how choosing the right players is more important than choosing the “best” players. At our school, ...

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The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective

The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective “What am I supposed to do about my son?” “Why is this so hard? “Who can I talk to?” Parent conference weekend just wrapped up at Heritage, which was a marvelous opportunity for parents to rub shoulders with others in their same boat.  Aft ...

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It’s About Time! 10 Ways You Can Develop A Relationship With Your Teen.

It’s About Time! 10 Ways You Can Develop A Relationship With Your Teen. Life is busy! There is not enough time in the day to do everything that we want and need to do.  Trying to strengthen your relationship with your teen may be something you want to do but you just don’t feel you have the time for.  What if you mad ...

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10 Sensory Processing Interventions

10 Sensory Processing Interventions In presentations on the subject of sensory processing in the treatment of ASD, I’ve found that people love trying out sensory interventions in their own lives or lives of their families. If the sensory issues are serious enough, I recommend reachin ...

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Peers Academy

residential school for autism Building Social Strengths through Awareness, Role-playing and Reinforcement Think back to your teenage years…what pops into your mind? Friends, school, budding romance, hanging out, feeling awkward, dating, erratic emotions, confusion, beginning i ...

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Talking to Your Teens About Sex

Talking to Your Teens About Sex Over the years working with adolescents and their families I have found that many times people find themselves in situations they are not prepared for.  As parents we want to protect and help our children grow up safe and smart. We want them to unde ...

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