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How TEAM Works

The following are guidelines/procedures for handling situations that may come up during the TEAM program. These guidelines should be reviewed with participants and referenced throughout the program as needed.

Adult Involvement

TEAM Coordinator

The role of the TEAM Coordinator is to serve as the point person for TEAM communications, planning, and organization. This role includes:

TEAM Participants

Group Setup

TEAM Participants & Group Setup

Being a TEAM Participant

Every participant in TEAM has an important role to play. Some expectations of TEAM participants are that everyone will:

Getting Started

Several initial steps were taken in the development of the TEAM program.

Rationale behind TEAM

Transition Services

There is considerable research that documents disparities in services for children with ASD from low income and ethnic minority backgrounds. These disparities are amplified as youth with ASD transition from school-based to adult services.

TEAM Manual

About The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center

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Planting bulbs on BMC campus.

Skin and Toenail Conditions

Skin and toenail conditions include any unusual discoloration, irritation or unusual appearance. Conditions include ingrown nails, fungal nails,warts, corns and calluses, skin cancer, dry skin (cracked heels), sweaty feet, and psoriasis.

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A neuroma, also called a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor is a non-cancerous growth of nerve tissue. It is usually found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

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Foot Injuries, Breaks, and Sprains

A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the ligaments that connect bone to bone. A fracture is actually a break in the bone. Many breaks and sprains occur during sports. Tripping or stumbling on uneven ground is another common cause of foot and ankle sprains and fractures. Symptoms of a sprained or broken foot or ankle include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking on the affected foot or ankle.

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