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Early in my career as a Case Manager for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, I had the privilege to play a part in turning someone's dream into a reality. The person, we will call Joe, was a huge fan of cooking shows, especially Emeril Lagasse. Each year Joe wanted to see ... Views: 15
World War 2 was a terrible time for several sects of people, including Jews, Gays and Lesbians. But it was perhaps especially horrendous for the developmentally disabled. Even as some semblance of humanity and empathy towards the disabled began to emerge during the 1800's, no one could have ... Views: 15
Between the 14th and the 17th centuries, the Renaissance, a period that symbolized rebirth and renewal, saw a significant change in people's perspective towards the developmentally and intellectually disabled. The ill-treatment and disregard towards such individuals by no means ended completely. ... Views: 14
Evidences of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities date as far back as the 7000 BC. The centuries of malpractices and ill treatments experienced by the disabled during these early years can be blamed on a lack of scientific knowledge. Aristotle and Plato, two great Greek philosophers, ... Views: 14
At the beginning of the 1800's, science began attempting to replace religion. Society was encouraged to view the world scientifically, and communities began to hospitalize and medically treat the intellectually and developmentally disabled. The early medical practices towards the disabled were ... Views: 17
Considered as one of the darkest period in human history, the Holocaust appears in every history book. It was a period where millions of people was persecuted. Until this day, the horrors of the Nazi communism are still widely remembered all over the world.
The Nazi government passed much law ... Views: 15
The Goal Setting Theory is perhaps one of the biggest and most instrumental motivation theories in the world of business management. Extensively researched and developed by Edwin Locke in the 1960's, the Goal Setting Theory emphasizes on the significance of setting a goal for employees, and more ... Views: 41
Direct support Professional's (DSP's) have an important role in assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in becoming a part of their community. There are three areas we will explore in increasing successful community integration. Understanding the meaning of community ... Views: 95
In a world that has been consistently and admirably trying to better itself for people with disabilities, the knowledge among the general population about intellectual and developmental disabilities is still remarkably limited. For those who are relatively new to these terms, here is a quick ... Views: 57
A blessing for
developmentally and intellectually disabled people in the world today is that most of the general population believe in keeping an open mind and their attitude towards disability guided by a tolerant and informed perspective. With the rise of technology, people are more ... Views: 61
Surely there can never be personal growth without someone having a Memory. Perhaps one of the key physical ingredient to personal development is having a good memory. We use it in our daily lives but often we take it for granted. Imagine life without memory. You would not even remember your own ... Views: 110
Most of the time I see a single piece of research related to psychiatry reported by multiple news services, I figure the institution that produced it has a prizewinning public relations person. I figure it is popular for some kind of unspoken agenda.
Maybe it is consistent with some level of ... Views: 89
Despite the relief that Craig felt when his wife Sophie did his bookkeeping for his landscape business he was frequently choked with shame. The conflict made him snappy and uninterested in spending leisure time with her. He dreaded going to bed at night because he didn’t want to face his ... Views: 237
Trudy a twenty-nine year old local newspaper reporter and Max a thirty-three year old limousine company owner had endless fights about who was doing the lion’s share of parenting their two children. They argued about what to do, how to do it, when to do it and who should take the blame when ... Views: 241
Driving home from his last landscape design consult, thirty-three year old Craig’s stomach was in knots wondering if Sophie would have gotten over the row she had with her mother the other day. He felt bad for his wife who had tried and failed to arrange a family dinner, taking out her ... Views: 253
Blueberries have more antioxidants—those magical molecules that can help prevent a host of maladies—than 40 other common fruits and vegetables tested.
The antioxidant plant pigments that make blueberries blue guard against heart disease, cancer and age-related blindness and ... Views: 276
Our emotions have a powerful effect on our body, giving it all sorts of stress related illnesses.
Our mind creates our emotions. What we think is happening is the beginning of our emotional responses. Emotions begin with an event that we interpret, thus all emotions begin with the thoughts ... Views: 211
Why can't little boys skip?
I was recently told of a parent of a three year old child who just started preschool. The parent was upset because her son was told because he didn’t know his ABC’s that he was behind and should consider after school tutoring to get caught up to the school’s ... Views: 187
People tend to want and demand cheap food, and now scientists may have come up with a solution.
I’m not sure how many of you heard this in the news a few weeks ago but a beef burger has been grown in a laboratory in the Netherlands by a team of scientists. The burger was then cooked by a ... Views: 425
The first and most provable difference between you and everyone else on the planet is that no one is constructed like you. Your body is different from anyone who has ever lived or will ever live – different on the inside and out.
A whole new science called biometrics is dedicated to the ... Views: 167
When you mention the term self harm today the public normally associates it with young people, particularly school children or teenagers. Whilst self harm is prevalent amongst young people, it also might appear that it is prolific in the education system! It is important therefore, to paint an ... Views: 462
Sporting activities aren’t just a great way to get some exercise, at the same time one can meet people having the same interests as well. This way, it would become an all the more enjoyable activity that would have a personal as well as a social quotient. For this reason, community sports would ... Views: 624
My colleague and friend, Maureen O’Neill, and I kibitz a great deal about what it is like to be on this spiritual journey – one of transformation. The truth is: It hard friggin’ work and it hurts like HELL, sometimes.
Transformation, in a way, is easy. It’s something that just happens, like ... Views: 398
Self harm is when someone decides to take out their problems toward themselves in a deliberate way. Some people may only ever self harm once in their lifetime but some people do continue throughout their life until they seek help to deal with their issues. Many people find it to be a way that ... Views: 484
Quick Tips to a Strong, Confident Personality
By Pierre Laval Ah-Fat, MBA, Transformational Coach
So you crave to become that person you dream about. But there is a you-don’t-know-what which blocks you. What is it? You may not be doing the thing that you would most like to do in life. For ... Views: 960
“Understanding how context moves us and an over dependency on content sucks as a means to being Mindful”
By Kenneth Silvestri, May, 2013 (Excerpted from my forthcoming book Living Systemically: How To Make Your Life Better)
“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference ... Views: 560
Dr. Romance writes:
The founding fathers of our country saw the “pursuit of happiness” as an inalienable right – so important they embedded it in the DNA of the United States of America, by writing it into the Preamble to the Constitution. It was a profoundly new idea at the time. With it, ... Views: 511
It's a well established fact that getting and staying fit is best for you. While we live in this body we may as well live in it feeling good and looking good. Not many people will argue with that. There is, however, one problem. Getting fit is not the most exciting thing in the world and so it ... Views: 1008
One blissful, unforgettable moment- the birth of a baby! We imagine all mothers praying for a healthy, normal, physically perfect baby. Most of us cannot imagine any mother not doing everything possible to ensure her baby is as healthy as possible.
This is a real world where problems and ... Views: 467
Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop her own individuality – especially while you struggle to keep your own.
The Mother’s Almanac (1975)
It is a marvel how new mothers ... Views: 495
“Just Do It”?
An old friend and her husband have a six year old son who was diagnosed with “moderate to severe” ADHD. Recently I was sharing with them my experience with my own children’s development. We commiserated over the notion that as far as attention spans are concerned, they can ... Views: 794
Have you any idea if the dental practitioner can be giving you good quality proper care? Are you uncertain regarding who's most qualified to look after the teeth? These are typically essential issues which everybody has to look at when searching for a new Houston dentist. The knowledge your ... Views: 465
Americans hear tragic stories every day involving guns! However, we must discuss community change if we are going to stop violent behavior! Government, police, schools and nonprofit groups work to reduce violence with educational programs on child abuse, bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence ... Views: 789
The urge to travel is an intrinsic part of being a human. As a species, we have always endeavored to explore new horizons and discover what is beyond our reach to understand the unknown and to comprehend the seemingly unperceivable. We have walked across deserts, climbed mountains, and sent ... Views: 886
Children do not come into this world able to care of themselves. In the beginning they are dependent upon their parents for everything, but gradually they learn to wash, dress and feed themselves. Typically, a child will master daily self-care skills with relative ease. Many are self-motivated ... Views: 682
Are there Urban Myths That Block M-o-n-e-y From Your Life?
• 1 “Aw quit it, I know you believe it, and mean well, but what I say out loud or hear in my head are “white-noise”, just meaningless chatter. My words are powerless, and so am I.”
• 2. When I said that to my mother, I was convinced ... Views: 653
Have you ever noticed a child on a playground fall down and skin their knee? Often times they will look up stunned, searching the scene for their parent or caretaker and only when their parent is within sight does the child begins to cry. A good parent will scoop up the child in their arms, ... Views: 758
Be Authentic, Be Inspirational! That is quite a challenge, and two completely different attributes that in their own right are worthy of attainment. Tara Wilken would like to suggest that both attributes are conjoined twins. History has maybe suggested that she is right and that we have been ... Views: 586
Do you wish to gain height faster, by not having to eat growth pills that aren't so much helpful? Certainly, that's not difficult, though you are required to apply extra time for this way, but still you will positively have the achievements that you wish. Here you'll get some tips to grow taller ... Views: 915
CREDIT SUDHAAR celebrates Credit Health Week; First credit card charge was made on February 8, 1950
Introduces Free CREDIT HEALTH Score Estimator; Announces one free counseling session
• CREDIT SUDHAAR enables users to reach a close estimate of their Credit Score free of cost
• One free ... Views: 660
If you've ever thought to yourself "is this hypnosis product a good product?" you're not alone. I've asked myself this question many times.
When someone decides to learn Hypnosis they usually jump on google and quickly become overwhelmed with all of the information out there. What should be ... Views: 871
According to the Old Mutual Actuaries and Consultants 2010 Healthcare Survey employer respondents gave the importance of controlling healthcare costs an 88% rating. This is understandable given the risk of bankruptcy from healthcare costs, a reality borne out in an article by Target News ... Views: 561
Do you have a child that is asthmatic or that suffers from eczema? Might be what you are feeding him or her! According to Yahoo! Shine, in an article just posted on 1-14-13, the results of a recent study has confirmed that the more your kids are fed fast food the more they are susceptible too ... Views: 585
The key to achieving success in life is to have a goal setting template that you stick to methodically. It sounds easy to stick to right? Well, what’s easy to do is sometimes easy not to do. It’s only early days in 2013 and a new year is ahead of us all. It’s a time where a lot of people begin ... Views: 676
Social anxiety is a form of anxiety that may leave someone inept to socialize within the public. This may occur for a variety of reasons, but understanding what it is and how it effects you, will in-time give you the ability to overcome it. This article explains what social anxiety is, how it ... Views: 695
What’s wrong with New Year’s resolutions? Is it because the word “resolution” has become associated with superficial, lofty goals that fade almost as quickly as our hangover from the New Year’s Eve celebration? Or could it be that there is simply no time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to do ... Views: 552
Managing a company is a very daunting task. It involves management at different levels where the varied departments have to be managed , where each department has to be worked upon with the same interest and view always. Right from the administration which involves keeping the company top notch ... Views: 621
In general, many workers are under a lot of stress. They often need to meet deadlines, multitask, and work with others who are not very cooperative. These pressures may lead to chronic stress. As a result of chronic stress; people are more susceptible to developing diseases, miss work, and ... Views: 821