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Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Although most people in the general population have heard of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this term is relatively new. The term “autism” was first coined in the 1950s by Dr. Leo Kanner, who identified a group of children demonstrating unique characteristics in social and communication skills, as well as odd repetitive behaviors.

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Mental Health

Overview of Mental Health Treatment Options

Treatment and care for mental health-related issues occurs in a variety of settings. The specific setting, and level or type of care, depends on a few factors: the nature and severity of the person’s mental condition, their physical health, and the type of treatment that is needed. The primary treatment settings for receiving mental health care or services are hospital inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, and outpatient. Mental healthcare services are also increasingly being provided by telephone and videoconferencing (such as Facetime, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc.)

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Mental Health

COVID-19 prompts community support for mental healthcare demand, expanding copay assistance and other mental health services

Behavioral healthcare providers were already struggling to meet demand for services. The impact of COVID-19 has made access to mental health services even more challenging. Many more people are experiencing anxiety and depression and cannot access care due to job loss or reduction of hours and pay. This is especially true for some of our most vulnerable—youth, children, and young adults.

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General Information

Announcing the LOHF Clinical Supervision Collaborative!

LANCASTER, PA – LOHF announces the first eight organizations to join the new LOHF Clinical Supervision Collaborative (LCSC) in response to the inadequate supply of child/youth mental healthcare professionals in Lancaster County. This is funded for 3 years, in part by a grant from the Steinman Foundation

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Children

$62,500 in grants awarded; more funds available this fall

LOHF recently awarded funding to four Lancaster County children’s behavioral health programs. These programs improve the mental well-being of youth and children, especially those who may not otherwise get the support they need. The LOHF grants program is an important part of our strategy to improve access to behavioral healthcare for young people in Lancaster County.

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General Information

The Trauma of Systemic Racism

Black Lives Matter. We need to do better, because our friends and neighbors deserve better. All human beings deserve dignity and respect. Our community is hurting, our nation is hurting, and this hurt has been festering far too long.

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