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Why do we still say the same things to transition age youth?

My then-17 year old son went to bed the night before his birthday and woke up an adult the next morning.  At least that’s what everyone told him.  Neither of us could see too many differences.  We had often played … Continue reading Why do we still say the same things to transition age youth?

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Don’t call me an adult ally, I’m a parent. Always was, always will be.

One day, 17 years and 364 days after his or her birth, your child goes to bed and wakes up the next morning a legal adult. You have a party (okay, maybe just a cake), give presents and feel a … Continue reading Don’t call me an adult ally, I’m a parent. Always was, always will be.

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Reaching Out

Reaching out and helping youth and young adults is very important. To give us attention shows us that you really care. Reaching out and helping is one of the best things that anybody can do. Look at all the trouble … Continue reading Reaching Out

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How PPAL has Helped Me

I know that Youth MOVE and PPAL are specified as a non-therapeutic group. That is because clinicians are not allowed to attend the groups or meetings. There is no therapy involved, yet they have helped me through a lot. They … Continue reading How PPAL has Helped Me

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Same law, divergent practice. Why is that?

Last week a friend described a recent visit to her home by an emergency medical team. Her 20 year old daughter, who lives at home, has a longstanding heart condition. Her treatment wasn’t working, she needed emergency medical help and … Continue reading Same law, divergent practice. Why is that?

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