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Parent’s Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism

It’s a quiet weekday morning for our occupational therapy appointment at Reid Health Pediatric Therapy and my autistic toddler is terrified. “We’re just going to look at it today,” his occupational therapist reassures. Stephanie Van Slyke, OTD, OTR/L, is referring to an innocuous swing. But Big A sees something big

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Election 2020: A Conversation with Jeannine Lee Lake

Jeannine Lee Lake is running for Indiana’s 6th congressional district with a desire to help her community. She is an astoundingly available and transparent candidate. One glance at her Facebook page shows her intense activity traveling her district, connecting with voters. “Wherever a voter is, I want to reach them.

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Jessica Thalls: From Model to Mogul

“There are two types of models,” Jessica Thalls said matter-of-factly. “Those that are going to work, prepare, draw crowds, and bring passion. The second type just wants to stand there and look pretty.” Guess which type Thalls is. (Uh, it’s the first one.) Jessica Thalls is a model, actress, host,

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What’s Going On At Genesis Apartments?

It’s 5:40 a.m. on a Monday morning when Morgan Thompson’s fire alarm begins keening. As a father of a newborn, he’s cautious. As a resident of Genesis Apartments, he’s terrified. Arriving firefighters are less panicked. Authorities are no strangers to Genesis Apartments, located on the southeast side of Richmond, Indiana.

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Richmond Meltdown: A Winter Ice Festival For the Whole Family

There are so many fun community activities planned throughout the fall and holiday seasons. After New Year’s, it’s…crickets. The days are short and cold. Everyone is sick of being stuck in the house and I’m sick of thinking of ways to entertain them. Nothing needs a winter festival more than

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A Conversation with Phil Quinn

Phil Quinn calls himself a mouthpiece. He champions locals, businesses, organizations, and events through his far-reaching social media presence and as a (former) popular host on 101.7 The Point’s morning show. Phil’s radio show was a highlight of my morning. I was shocked when Phil posted a video Friday, December

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Beyond Country: Your Local Primitive Woodworker

When I walked into Beyond Country (tucked into a cozy back corner of High Hats Antique Mall in Cambridge City, Indiana), the primitive woodworking garnered my immediate attention. The walls and shelves are covered in beautiful, rustic wood pieces. This time of year, most are seasonal: signs with Red trucks,

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The Wonderful Work of Birth to Five

“Is he supposed to sound like that?” “Look at him roll to his stomach!! So fast. Is that genius?” “He’s PLAYING with his POOP.” “It’s applesauce. I was getting the laundry.” “WHAT DO I DO?” “They love this game!” “Have you seen my shoes?” “Omg, what a good idea.” “Thanks

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