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In Baltimore and beyond, parents are creating employment opportunities for adult children with autism

With its bustling kitchen, the warm oranges and grays on the walls and the scent of cappuccino in the air, Sam’s Canterbury Cafe has the look and …

Autism

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

<i>We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can't their foot in the door in the first place?</i> …

Autism

As North Texas autism community becomes a reality, the program seeks its first trainees

The first part of a $12 million project in Denton County that’s aimed at creating job and housing opportunities for adults with autism officially …

Autism

How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism

The internet can be an ugly place, but you won't find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan's Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with …

Autism

20 of the most powerful things Oprah has ever said that will leave you seriously inspired

Today is Oprah Winfrey's big day - and there sure is plenty to celebrate.<p>After being handed the honourable Cecil B. de Mille Award at the Golden …

Motivation

Kate McKinnon political impressions on SNL

1 of 16<p>Kate McKinnon, Political Chameleon<p>In her already-legendary <i>SNL</i> tenure, Kate McKinnon has proven especially adept at portraying a host of …

Comedy

Will Ferrell opens SNL as George W. Bush to remind people 'I was really bad'

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> host Will Ferrell revived his iconic impression of President George W. Bush in this week’s opening monologue.<p>“It is I, George W. …

Will Ferrell

Autism school opens new facility for adults

CLOSE<p>Video: New facility for autistic adults opens in New Milford, NJ. Marko Georgiev/NorthJersey.com<p>Life skills coach Justin Vollmin works with …

Autism

Watch ‘SNL’ Star Kate McKinnon’s Top 9 Political Impressions

Kate McKinnon is a shining star in the “Saturday Night Live” cast. The Emmy winner has delivered tons of funny characters, but her best work seems to …

Comedy

I jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. One sentence could have stopped me.

In 2000, I attempted suicide by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge. Prior to that, I was filled with extraordinary fear, and desperate shame. Around the world, we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. This could have been me.<p>Back then I kept it all in. Instead of opening up and …

Mental Health

Michael Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.<p>"You do contemplate suicide," the winner of 28 Olympic medals told a hushed audience at the fourth annual …

Swimming

15 People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Gotten In Therapy

H/T Reddit<p>"I would often be so concerned with what I 'should' be doing that I couldn't enjoy anything I wanted to do. Since getting that advice I have tried to separate everything into things 'I want to do' and 'things I need to do'. It has certainly helped me enjoy things more as of late." …

Employers want workers to recognize and act when colleagues are having a crisis

In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Options are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here to learn the difference.<p>The …

Mental Health

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Bill Murray Surprises As Steve Bannon on SNL

Bill Murray surprised <i>Saturday Night Live</i> viewers this weekend with a guest appearance as former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.<p>Appearing …

Stephen Colbert Gives A Young Autistic Woman A Second Chance At Being A Late Night Host On ‘The Late Show’

Non-verbal autistic interviewer Carly Fleischmann got a second chance to interview Stephen Colbert on Friday night on <i>The Late Show</i>. The pair were originally going to share the stage at <i>Night Of Too Many Stars</i> back in November, but the live interview was scuttled after a mishap with some of the …

Stephen Colbert

This ‘Forgotten’ Part Of Special Education Could Lead To Better Outcomes For Students

Many former special education students struggle to find good-paying jobs, and high schools are partly to blame.<p>BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014. For two years, she was unemployed. Eventually, her father was able to use his …

Lettuce Work helping young people with autism serve others through agriculture | Ohio Ag Net

Doug and Julie Sharp of New Albany have devoted countless hours to working with youth and young adults that fall on the autism spectrum. Besides …

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

Seven Totally Doable Mental Health Resolutions

Be nice to your mind<p>marekuliasz via Getty Images<p>New year, new you! Well sort of. You’re still the same person you were on the last day of December …

15 Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health In 2018

Respect what you're feeling.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, she can command a room to listen. Many of us were reminded of her oratory powers when she received the Cecil B. DeMille …

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want, the Answer is Simple: Jump

You want to do something different. But you feel stuck and don't know where to start. Fortunately, there's a solution.<p>I've never met anyone who wanted to make a change -- who wanted to do something different with their lives, either professionally or personally -- who felt they made that change too …

100 Best Writing Websites: 2018 Edition

The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.<p>You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start …

17 Quotes About Failure That Will Actually Inspire You To Get Back Up & Try Again

The first week of 2018 has already flown by — do you know where your New Year's resolutions are? If you're anything like me, you have already had a …

Motivation

11 Actually Helpful Tips For Sticking To A New Habit

Listen, there’s no magic strategy that will solve all your problems, but these things might help.

10 of the best mental health apps for 2018

Apps are available for everything these days — from shopping to entertainment and travel. Apps that claim to help look after your mental health and …

Cancer Patient Pens Powerful Letter Just A Day Before Her Death Inspiring Millions To Seize The Day

New Year is a great time to get inspired, introspect on your past and bring changes into your life. This letter from a young woman dying of cancer …

Happiness

How to Stop Mentally Reliving The Past

- Advertisement -<p>I was walking along one day chatting to a friend about a negative interaction I'd had earlier in the day with someone.<p>I was …