Category Archives: Life skills

Who’d like to have 15 First Dates?

…all on one night! It’s hard for young adults with developmental delays to find romance! So, Maddie’s roommates, the awesome Karen and Morgan, have organized two speed dating events to help young people meet others, find new friends and maybe … Continue reading

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Housing–the next big step

It turns out that finding housing for a young adult child isn’t just one problem. It’s really two HUGE problems. At least that’s what Bryan Keshan, CEO of Reena, has helped me understand. As a parent, I want to find housing that … Continue reading

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Dream Weavers

Mira Etlin-Stein and her partner, Amanda Landry are young Occupational Therapists who didn’t let a soft job market stop them from practicing in their chosen profession. They started Dream Weavers Collective— a community-based grassroots company that offers group and individual … Continue reading

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Time management pays off in cookies!

Maddie isn’t usually very good at managing time, but today she surprised me. Planning how to use her time is one of those higher level thinking skills that generally eludes her. She thinks that it takes “a few minutes” to … Continue reading

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