I have a kindergartner. I knew it was coming. Not only is it the natural progression of growing up, but also our family had been talking about it and planning for it. We were prepared. Until I wasn’t.
Summer is winding down and around the corner is the start of a new school year. The stress of the school routine, homework, sports, and other activities is about to start, but here are some simple things to help make the most of it.
The people in a teen’s inner circle are often the best resource when a young person is struggling. Knowing how to reach out is a crucial first step. Hannah Lucas is a 15-year-old making a major impact with an app that allows users to ask for help with the touch of a button. Co-created with her 13-year-old brother, Charlie, the notOK app automatically sends a GPS location to up to five pre-selected contacts along with a text message that reads: Hey, I’m not OK. Please call me, text me, or come find me.
The Ability Center works hard to empower individuals with disabilities by teaching skills to help with socializing, working, and living independently. In 2017, The Ability Center’s Community Connections Program was restructured. Renamed the Life Skills Program, there is now a renewed focus on helping youth with disabilities develop employability and independent living skills. Developing skills