News and Notes from The Johnson Center

Free Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

JCCHD | Wed, July 11, 2018 | [Applied Behavior Analysis][Autism Treatment][Community][Events][News]

You may hear the terms tantrum and meltdown used synonymously, but did you know that they mean different things? Join us for a free workshop for parents and caregivers and learn the differences, as well as strategies to effectively handle both.

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Counseling for Special Education Professionals

JCCHD | Wed, July 11, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Healthcare][News]

Special educators and related school professionals play a special and important role in the lives of their students. All committed educators and paraprofessionals care deeply and invest an incredible amount of time and resources into the support and education of their students. Special educators often have to go an extra mile or two, coordinating the teaching team that may include the general education teacher, paraprofessionals, behavior specialists, speech and occupational therapists, and more. They may have increased communication with families and must meet an often-staggering level of additional requirements.

It is no wonder that there is a critical…

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July Free Webinar: ASD & Depression

JCCHD | Mon, July 02, 2018 |

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Do Siblings Need Support?

JCCHD | Mon, July 02, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Sibling Spotlight]

Given the challenges and demands that are often placed on the parents of children with developmental disorders, chronic illnesses, or other significant cognitive or health issues, the needs of the siblings of these children can sometimes be overlooked or underestimated. This makes sense given the more pronounced or immediate needs of their brother or sister.

Siblings of children who have more…

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Caring for the Caregiver: Psychotherapy for Parents and Caregivers of People with Special Needs

JCCHD | Mon, June 25, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Healthcare][News]

Parents and caregivers of people with special needs often find themselves facing challenges that would never cross the minds of many parents with typically developing children. From the everyday need to advocate for their child’s best interests to the fear of what the future might bring, special needs parents often find themselves struggling to find a healthy balance. The parents and caregivers of children and young adults with chronic conditions, life-threatening illnesses, and developmental disorders may live in a traumatic state every day as they watch their child experience the challenges that come with their conditions. Living in this constant state of stress is hard on the body and mind, but psychotherapy can help.

What unique…

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Summer 2018 Interns

JCCHD | Wed, June 20, 2018 | [Community][Staff Spotlight]

Here at The Johnson Center, we have a long-standing internship program that is a key part of our day-to-day work. We have hosted college students from across the country who have diverse professional interests; we have had students who were studying to become doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, counselors, dietitians, child life specialists, non-profit administrators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, research scientists, and much more. Over 160 students have committed their time, talent, and passion to learn about and improve the services that we offer to our community. In turn, they gain insight and perspective on those we serve and learn all about the challenges and rewards that come from working in such a diverse, complex, and engaging community.

Internships at The Johnson Center are a hands-on experience; interns have been involved in research studies, community events, development of clinical and community programs, assisted in clinical care, and much more.

Our Summer 2018 Intern Class ...

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Psychotherapy for People on the Autism Spectrum

JCCHD | Mon, June 18, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community]

Psychotherapy can address some of the skill delays, secondary symptoms, and comorbid conditions that are often associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); however, therapy approaches that are successful for people with ASD might be different than those used for the general population, and a skilled and experienced therapist must take this into account.

Here are some areas in which psychotherapy might benefit someone with ASD and things to consider when looking for a therapist.

Who might benefit?

Many people believe that individuals with ASD cannot receive psychotherapy due to cognitive and/or language challenges, or they believe that only people with “high functioning” autism can benefit. While it is true that people with autism who…

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Take Action for Autism in 2018!

JCCHD | Thu, March 01, 2018 |

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Free Webinar 3.1.18

JCCHD | Thu, February 22, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Webinars]

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Free Webinar 2.26.18

JCCHD | Wed, February 14, 2018 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Webinars]

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