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 February 26, 2020


9 Signs Your Child Might Be A Bully - And What To Do Next - Cambridge-news.co.uk ~ From name-calling and spreading rumors to physical abuse - bullying in all its forms can have a lasting effect on its victims. But what do you do, if you suspect your child is the bully? And what are the warning signs?


Study Aims To Identify Risk Of Autism Through Newborn Screening- Disabilityscoop. com ~ Scientists say that the blood samples might contain “tell-tale” molecules and chemicals that indicate that the child is at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, sometimes called ASD for short.


3 Magic Words to Cultivate Your Connection with Anyone - Psychcentral.com ~ Just using this 3-word phrase can help you gain a deeper, fuller understanding of another person. It can help you communicate; I see you. I hear you. I’m here for you, exactly as you are.


Family History of Alcoholism Affects Brain Process in Non-Drinkers - Hubspotemail. net ~ Having a family history of alcoholism appears to affect a common brain reconfiguration that occurs between active and resting states, even if the affected individual does not drink.


Is This The Cure For Childhood Obesity? - News4jax.com ~ New clinical report recommends changes to pediatric prescriptions. “When parents engage in active play with their children, they are not only helping their children learn new skills, they are strengthening their relationships and helping kids learn to enjoy moving their bodies.


Clues to Autism’s Origins - Hms.harvard.edu ~ ASD is a developmental disorder that emerges in early childhood and is characterized by difficulty communicating and interacting with others. While the cause is unknown, growing evidence has linked ASD to inflammation of brain tissue, or neuroinflammation.


The Early Years: What Will Children Remember? - Psychcentral.com ~ Early childhood experiences actually lay the groundwork for a sense of self, of relationships, and how the world works. Memories are stored in emotional and sensory form and lay the groundwork for a sense of self, of relationships, and how the world works.


Male Autism Brains Deficient in Key Inflammatory Protein -Genengenews.com ~Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently made a surprising discovery for males that are afflicted with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using cutting edge imaging technology, the investigators found that the brains of young men with… 

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The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is one of approximately sixty-six community mental health boards in Illinois.  Boards are generally organized on a county basis except in suburban Cook County where there are a limited number of mental health boards in suburban townships.  In addition to Lyons Township, these include Berwyn Township, Cicero Township, Hanover Township, Proviso Township and Riverside Township.


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