Autism Acceptance

Education
For the last several decades, April has been Autism Awareness month. A time to “light it up blue” and show off the puzzle piece. This year, I encourage you to consider something else, acceptance not awareness. This April, you will find me wearing red. I will wear red for Autism…
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Helping Children Find Their Voice

Donor Story
Nan and Wayne Kocourek believe in the power of expressive arts to heal the hearts of children experiencing behavioral health challenges. The Kocoureks support Tanager Place because they believe every child with autism deserves a chance to grow up happy, healthy and with a good support system. Our unique expressive…
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Trauma and Beneficial Modes of Therapy

Education, Treatment
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident or natural disaster.” A person may experience trauma from many different kinds of events that feels emotionally or physically threatening or harmful to them. What is traumatic to one person may…
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Tanager Place Launches Resilient Parenting Series

News
Tanager Place is pleased to announce a new and free resource for parents and caregivers to learn more about interacting and engaging with young people in ways that promote positive mental and behavioral health. Rise ™ Wellness and Resilience, The Resilient Parenting Series will launch on March 7, on CBS…
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Tanager Place Brings CDF Freedom Schools® to the Community

News
Tanager Place is an accredited provider of the program created by The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). CDF Freedom Schools® are six-week summer programs designed to increase literacy, self-esteem, socio-emotional skills, and a love of learning for children in grades K-12. The program has its roots deep in the civil rights…
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Play Isn’t Just for Kids

Education
Wanna come out and play? This earnest childhood invitation to engage with friends is recognized around the world by people of all ages. Play comes naturally for most children because it is their chosen language to communicate. Children start to play when they are infants – connecting with their world…
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