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Enjoy our blog entries below to learn more about the care we provide at Flatrock, the people we serve, our dedicated staff, and the issues that are important to us as an organization.

National Suicide Prevention Week

Today starts the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. The American Association of Suicidology stresses the need to be open about suicide and talk about it not just this week but ongoing. The Association encourages people to spread awareness, advocate for research funding, and be kind to others.

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Self-Care Awareness Month reminds us to focus on balance in life

Throughout September, we are celebrating Self-Care Awareness Month.

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Why do people on the autism spectrum sometimes sound different than those who aren’t?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication and social interaction.

While individuals with autism may exhibit differences in their speech, it's important to understand that autism itself does not directly cause a specific way of speaking. Instead, the speech differences in individuals with autism are due to factors related to the condition.

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Commonly overlooked side effects of mental health conditions

Mental health conditions can have a wide range of effects on a person's well-being, and while some of these effects are well-known and acknowledged, there are several that are often overlooked or not widely discussed.  

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National Wellness Month puts focus on self-care

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy habits and routine.

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Flatrock Celebrates the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, stands as a landmark legislation that has profoundly transformed the lives of individuals living with disabilities including many of Flatrock’s residents.

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National Fragile X Awareness Day Highlights Connection to Autism

Did you know that Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited intellectual and developmental disability, is the most common single-gene cause of autism? 

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Celebrating National Bald Eagle Day: A Majestic Emblem of Freedom and Power

On June 20th, we come together to honor and celebrate National Bald Eagle Day, a special occasion dedicated to the magnificent bird that embodies the spirit of freedom, honesty, wisdom, and power. As the proud symbol of the United States of America, the bald eagle holds a special place in our hearts and represents the values that our nation upholds.

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The Health Benefits of Staying Active and Enjoying the Outdoors During Summer

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, summer provides the perfect opportunity to get outside and embrace an active lifestyle. Engaging in physical activity outdoors not only allows us to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air but also offers numerous health benefits.

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Where is this behavior coming from?

Almost everyone has displayed bad behavior at one time or another.

Behavioral disorders, however, are more serious. According to psychiatry.org. they are a group of disorders that are linked to difficulties controlling aggressive behaviors, self-control and/or impulses.

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