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Abuse Hurts at Any Age: Elder Abuse Awareness Month

“Joe” was a 70-year old man with a feisty personality and a love of people; he also had some serious health needs that caused him to need extra care. After a few months of struggling to live on his own, he moved in with his daughter. Joe’s daughter was very involved in his care; he would proudly tell you that she was a “master” of taking care of all things related to his finances so that he didn’t have to worry. The sad reality was that his daughter was draining his bank accounts on her own spending.

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Society of America has been working with all of its local affiliates, including Autism Society - The Heartland, and other national organizations connected to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to federally change "Awareness" to "Acceptance."

Sleep Awareness Week

When my son was 8 years old, he started falling asleep during the day for no apparent reason. As far as we knew, he was getting plenty of rest at night, so it did not make sense that he was falling asleep during classes he loved, like art.

National Creativity Month

I never thought of myself as a creative person. I can’t draw, paint, or sew. I don’t enjoy coloring or doing things that most designate as “crafty.” But when it comes to creatively solving problems, I have found there is no better place than in a support group!