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I’m a Rock Star at Daycare….But Where Are the Teacher and Parent? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We are really making our way through the list of interesting topics for our Table Talk Wednesday events, and this month’s landed on how things look when children in our program are in daycare settings during the day.  Nicole Cyphert, MS, OTR/L and Director of Integration […]

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Grandfather with adult son and grandchild

Rules to Engagement – It’s Not Just a Language Barrier

Written by Andrea Matias-Lemoine, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA What if you were to wake up tomorrow morning in a country where you do not know the language, culture, laws, and system… ?  What if, in addition to that, you have a child with special needs and desperately need assistance?  Where do you go?  Who do […]

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Christine and Michael

Life is Therapy!

Written by Christine Milano, LMHC, Mecklenburg County CDSA In a former life, I worked in the adult Serious and Persistent Mental Health/Substance Abuse field.  I was completely comfortable with 52-year-old men who struggled with Schizophrenia, flipping over tables at me during psychotic episodes…I was.  I understood that.  I could deal with that.  I then began […]

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