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Why Resilience Technology: Happiness and Health

What creates resilience—and what can you create in your own life to help your own ability to withstand challenges? Dr. Janxin Leu Ph.D., a psychologist and expert in cultural contexts and human resilience at HopeLab, is examining how social technology can affect your well being. In the first of a three-part series on resilience technology, she explains how the happiness […]

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Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism: Taylor’s Story

In recognition of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Kelly shares her son Taylor’s transition into adulthood and his autism effects it. For the first five years of his life, Taylor had developed typically. He talked earlier than most, he was social and generally a happy […]

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Adjusting to Autism: When Your Normal Isn’t Other People’s Normal

In honor of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Darla shares how her son, David, was diagnosed with autism and the impact on which it has had in their lives. “…they say special needs start at birth, but it didn’t happen that way for […]

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Redefining Normal: Coping with ADHD

The definition of normal is “a person who is conventional or healthy.” But to a parent, normal means—will my child be okay? Will they be happy? Will they be accepted and have people who truly know and care about them? These are the things that ran through my head when suddenly faced with the fact that my child falls outside […]

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Allowing Myself to Lean In

When we wake up in the morning, most of us can predict what life will look like. As our eyes begin to open and our brain begins to function, we awake with some semblance of a general understanding of what the day may hold for us. Unless one moment disrupts any normalcy that once existed and shatters any chance of waking […]

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