Emerald Palace Practice

Emerald Palace Practice gives new hope and strength to families and children who would otherwise find themselves alone or unsure of how to proceed to the next step in their lives.

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DFPS - Online Training for Parents of Infants & Toddlers

For Parents of Infants and Toddlers, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in conjunction with Texas A&M and Child Care Licensing is offering FREE Online Training classes. Check it out: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Parents/online-training.asp

dfps.state.tx.us The mission of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is to protect the unprotected -- children, elderly, and people with disabilities -- from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


How to make a Lego Candy Machine

For all kinds of creative minds to share and retrieve inventions: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Lego-Candy-Machine/. Here is a neat example!

instructables.com This is a great afternoon project for Lego lovers such as myself. I like making things out of Legos and candy, so it seemed fit to create this projec...

[07/19/11]   Our current topic on our discussion board is "Creativity in Children with Learning Disabilities." We appreciate all comments and hope that everyone will gain some benefit from sharing their thoughts and beleifs about the subject.

[07/19/11]   Emerald is offering it's creativity challenges for children between the ages of 8 and 15. The challenges are problem solving activities with playful themes that encourage children to think outside the box and help them instill a belief in their own abilities.
All challenges are designed to work with gifted and challenged children (We beleive ALL children are gifted!). Keep posted for more information!


Autism Society - Sensory Friendly Films

As posted in The Dallas Morning News Friday, July 1, 2011: THE AUTISM Society and AMC Theatres present "Sensory Friendly Films," a series for which families can bring in their own "gluten-free, caffeine-free" snacks. No ads or previews will be shown before the movie. Films in the series include Cars 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part 2 on July 23 and The Smurfs on Aug. 6 10 a.m. $4-$6.

autism-society.org AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.

[07/01/11]   As posted in The Dallas Morning News Friday, July 1, 2011: SCREENINGS OF Cars 2 for kids with special needs are scheduled for Saturday at all Studio Movie Grill locations. Free for kids; $5 adults. Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway (at Royal), Dallas. www.studiomoviegrill.com


Smart Summer Activities for Kids | Prevent Brain Drain | ParentMap

Here are some "smart" ideas for summer--get your children outdoors for some summer learning activities. Here's how: http://www.parentmap.com/getting-school-ready/education/getting-school-ready/go-outside-great-summer-learning-opportunities-for-kids

parentmap.com If you suspect your child suffers from summer brain drain, you have research on your side. there are lots of low- and no-cost ways to keep your child engaged in learning this summer.


Great Fireworks Displays in DFW: Where to Celebrate the July 4th Holiday

Looking for a place to celebrate the Fourth of July with the whole family? Here are several offerings in the DFW area: http://dallas.about.com/od/festivalsparades/tp/Great-Fireworks-Displays-In-Dfw-Where-To-Celebrate-The-July-4th-Holiday.htm

dallas.about.com DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.


Since summer is upon us, here are some tips to be happy and healthy in the SUN. Check out this link:http://www.naeyc.org/files/tyc/file/V4N5/Sun_safety.pdf for sun safety!


[03/29/11]   Keep on the lookout for upcoming Easter activities for children. Here are a couple. Please add others here as a resource for parents. Thank you!

[03/29/11]   Allen Railroad Days Exhibit: Allen Train Depot, 100 E. Main St, 11am-4pm, Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 12pm-4pm, Sundays, April 3, 10, 17

LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth - Official Website

Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine, TX will be opening tomorrow, March 30 ->visit http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/dallasfw/en/index.htm for more information

legolanddiscoverycenter.com Explore educational activities and kids attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO® at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth. Best prices guaranteed

LEGO Spinjitzu Camp, exclusively at Toys"R"Us

Found some neat things for children and their families in the DFW area:
ToysRUs Ninjago Spinjitzu (Lego) Training Camp Saturday, April 2 2:30-4:30pm ->learn new spinning techniques ->battle with friends ->get a free giveaway ->visit www.Ninjagospinjitzucamp.com for more info


[12/04/10]   If you are on a special (gluten free, dairy free, low sugar, and/or heart healthy) diet, you can still enjoy the holidays with these cookie recipes...


Army OneSource Home Page

If you or a loved one are affected by military deployment, here are a online resources for you: www.MyArmyLifeToo.com, www.militaryonesource.com, www.childcareaware.org, www.militarystudent.dod.mil

myarmyonesource.com Army OneSource is the one source for information about programs, services and opportunities available for the entire Army Family, regardless of user affiliation to the Army or geographical location. AOS provides a common level of support for Soldiers, Families and Staff Members for services, suppor

[09/29/10]   A child's diet has been known to influence behavior. Observe what your child eats and take note of concerning behaviors. Talk to your child's doctor about your concerns. In fact, a gluten (wheat)-free and casein (milk)-free diet has reported benefits for children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

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125 W Main St, Ste 100
Allen, TX

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Brian Grandjean is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. He has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, specializing in the treatment of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism/Aspergers, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Brian Grandjean also helps families deal with marital challenges, child authority issues, parental training, developmental and cognitive delays in individuals, loss/grief, and career or other significant life transitions. Services for Individuals (children, adolescents, adults) with Developmental Delays and their Families: Assessment, Consultation and Counseling for: ADHD Autism/Aspergers Learning Disabilities Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS Mental Retardation Communication Disorders Aggression and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder Epilepsy School ARD meeting consultations Social skills development Intellectual functioning development for academic advancement Marital and Family Therapy Improved communication between spouses Parenting support for mothers, fathers, and grandparents Parenting strategies (including play with your child) Loss of loved ones Divorce Adoption Support for military dependents Making the most of your relationship Individual Therapy Depression Anxiety Anger management Bereavement Eating disorders Transitioning into adulthood Identity crisis Creativity development Self-esteem development Pursuit of life goals and achievements Specialized Services for Children: Blocks & Robotics League Knight's Training Becoming a Super Sleuth Specialized Services for Adults: Bringing Parents Together

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