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    This module and the following two modules will introduce you to characteristics of ASD. Although we identify the characteristics that are most common in ASD, it is important to note that every person with ASD is different and will exhibit different symptoms or symptom severity.

    Topics: Disability

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    In this module, we will discuss reasons why you may encounter an individual with ASD during the course of your daily work activities.

    Topics: Disability

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    The John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center is a joint operation between the Health and Human Services Commission and UTHealth Houston. It is a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital and learning center.

    Topics: Disability, Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, Behavioral Health Services Providers

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    Module 1 focuses on "what is Autism?"

    Topics: Disability

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    This program is intended to help law enforcement officers, school resource officers, and other first responders better recognize characteristic symptoms of autism, and understand techniques for achieving positive outcomes in encounters with these individuals. The program is presented in 7 modules. The modules will provide an overview of autism, characteristics of autism, and strategies for responding to individuals who you think may have autism.

    Topics: Disability

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    Autism training helps meet the needs of Texans on the autism spectrum and fully integrate them into community life.

    Topics: Disability, Children, Health

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    The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline ( 988 ) is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

    Topics: Behavioral Health Services Providers, Mental Health

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    We serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need medical, habilitative, or behavioral supports beyond what’s available to them in the community.

    Topics: Health, Disability

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    Prepare for the present and the future. Caregivers and their loved ones can benefit from trainings and resources that help them plan for the present and the future.

    Topics: Aging, Health, Mental Health, Disability

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    Caregivers provide important support for their loved ones, but there are times when they could use a helping hand.

    Topics: Aging, Health, Mental Health, Disability

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    Providing care for a loved one can be rewarding but also stressful. It’s important that while caregivers are providing care to others, they don’t ignore their own physical, mental and social health needs. Explore the resources available for respite, mental health care and support groups.

    Topics: Aging, Health, Mental Health, Disability

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    Protect yourself against Lone Star Card fraud.

    Topics: Benefits, Food, Health, Safety

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    If you are a caregiver, know that you are not alone and there are resources available to help you and your family. Use this page to learn what a caregiver is, how to take time for yourself, prepare for present and future needs, and to seek supportive services as they are needed.

    Topics: Aging, Health, Mental Health, Disability

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    Changes in vision can happen as part of aging, but significant declines may be a sign of a serious health condition, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or glaucoma.

    Topics: Aging, Disability

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    There are programs available to help people with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find and keep housing.

    Topics: Mental Health

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