What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disturbance of certain brain functions that causes four types of behavioral disturbances: poorly regulated and excessive emotional responses, harmful impulsive actions, distorted perceptions and impaired reasoning, and marked disturbed relationships.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Florida

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is administered by the Florida Department of Education.
The basic definition of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is: VR is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Mission Statement
To provide services to eligible individuals with physical and/or mental impairments that will

Vacations with Special Needs Children

You need a vacation. The kids need a vacation. But, what about vacationing with special needs children? It should be fun. Do what you can to cover all bases. Then relax and have fun. Unexpected things ALWAYS come up. Rest in knowing that you have done your part to make it a great trip! Below are some basics to think about when planning:

Packing Too much stuff is bad. The wrong stuff is bad. You know your child better than anyone else. . . Your packing will be great!

Unrealistic goals?

It is all well and good to encourage a young person to begin thinking about his future and to begin to set goals. Person Centered Planning, IEP planning, Transition Planning and other avenues are all opportunities for the young person to express his dreams and desires. What should team members do when the person with disabilities expresses a desire that is known (by everyone else) to be unrealistic?

Unavoidable vacation planning

Taking a family vacation can be challenging. Going on one when taking along one or more special needs children can be downright daunting. The answer is simple. Planning it out, in detail, is unavoidable.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild," i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to "severe," i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

Transition Services for Florida Students with Disabilities

The transition from being a student in high school to becoming an adult in the community must be made in order for each person to meet his personal goals. Common goals include pursuing vocational training or further academic education, getting a job, and living independently. For students with disabilities, these choices may be more complex than for others and may require a great deal of planning. Planning the transition from school to adult life begins, at the latest, in high school.

Topics A-Z

A-(Florida) Autism Taskforce Legislation
Anxiety Disorders

B-BiPolar Disorder in Children
Bonding Between Siblings
Borderline Personality Disorder

C-(Is it a) Concussion or a bump on the head?
Classroom Strategies for ADHD Students

Tics and Tourette's Syndrome in Children

What are tics and what is Tourette

Swine Flu Prevention,Transmission, and Treatment


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