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Social Skills Training Program Launches Third Cohort: Instructor Updates on Progress

JaKayla Townsend, a promising social work graduate, is steering the third cohort of a social skills training program in Fayetteville, NC with marked enthusiasm and skill. Since its inception, the program has aimed to empower individuals by enhancing their social competencies and leadership qualities. Now, in its third iteration which began in March, JaKayla reflects […]

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Exploring Hobbies for Individuals with Autism

Individuals with autism are often looking for engaging and fulfilling hobbies that not only bring joy but also help develop crucial social skills. One powerful avenue for this journey is participation in social skills training groups. These groups provide a supportive environment where individuals can explore new interests, build connections, and enhance their social interactions.

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Discovering Your Skills: A Guide for Adults with Autism

Navigating the job market as an adult with autism can be both exciting and challenging. One of the crucial steps in finding meaningful employment is understanding and showcasing your skills effectively. At ShineLight Services, we recognize the importance of empowering individuals with autism by helping them identify and leverage their unique abilities. In this blog,

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Navigating Autism Burnout: Understanding and Supporting Individuals with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals in various ways. While the focus is often on understanding the core characteristics of ASD and providing appropriate therapies, it’s also crucial to recognize the challenges that individuals with autism may face, including autism burnout. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what

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Exploring the Challenges and Benefits of Cooking for Individuals with Autism

For individuals with autism, the journey toward independence is marked by unique challenges and triumphs. Cooking, a fundamental life skill, plays a pivotal role in fostering autonomy. In this blog post, we delve into the challenges and benefits of cooking for individuals with autism, particularly within the context of residential placement. As we navigate this

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ShineLight’s St. Pauls Residence: Building Independence and Thriving Communities

For the past 17 years, ShineLight has been dedicated to providing residential housing for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, recently we expanded our mission by opening a new residence in St. Pauls, NC, just outside of Fayetteville. This new facility marks a significant milestone for ShineLight as it focuses on supporting individuals with

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Good Sleep Hygiene for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

At least 80% of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (otherwise known as ASD) have sleep problems resulting from learning challenges, sleeping during the daytime, and other autism-related challenges due to behavior, including aggression and inattentiveness. Fortunately, people with autism that are experiencing sleep difficulties can get autism treatment near Durham to help improve their sleep

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The Effects of the Pandemic on Adults with Autism

While the adverse effects of the pandemic affected practically everyone, adults with autism remained and are still at a higher risk for pandemic-related mental health problems. Fortunately, if this cohort has access to affordable and reliable autism support services in Fayetteville, guidance, and tips from reliable health services, they can successfully cope with the pandemic’s

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Ideas for Fun Activities for Adults with Autism

ShineLight Services, which provides autism support in Fayetteville and the surrounding North Carolina counties, encourages adults with autism to lead whole and fulfilling lives by engaging in recreational, educational, and social activities including art and music, storytelling, singing, and games. When helping individuals with autism choose fun activities, it’s important to consider that individual’s preferences,

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