Ha! I wrote this article for Autism Parenting Mag pre-Covid 19. I bet my answers would be different now:) What do you think?? When should your child get a job?
The new book is here!!! A Spectrum of Solutions is available at Routledge (20% discount!) or via Amazon. The book is now a tangible reality. Contributors have the books in their mailboxes. Once again, we thank the incredible team: A Spectrum of Solutions took 4 dozen people to write. That’s right: almost 50 writers were […]
In March I wrote two quick blog posts regarding friendship during Stay at Home orders. We are now in mid-July, watching Covid 19 numbers climb locally, and wondering about school in the fall. Anxiety is on the rise, people are lonely, and friendship is, as always, a topic of conversation. Please allow me to share […]
Lots of us are watching the news, watching the Covid-19 stats, and are aware of the brand new mask requirements in Colorado. I’m also hearing about “Covid fatigue,” the sense that this pandemic is dragging on beyond our ability to manage ourselves, our social and emotional lives, and impacting school/work. Let’s take a moment to […]
Ever wonder if you are over-parenting your child? Autism or not, most parents wonder how they are doing, if they are finding the right balance of stepping back, protecting, teaching, or hovering. And your opinion might not match the opinion of others in your circle (other parents, your parents, teachers, therapists…). Check out this quick […]
Some parents really get their children on the autism spectrum. They understand the sensory struggles, the social anxiety, the questioning of the rules, the confusion, and the angst. Sometimes, these are just really in-tune parents…and sometimes the parents understand their children because they, too, are on the spectrum. If this sounds like you, then you […]
About done with telehealth and Zoom? Want to have in person appointments again? Me, too! The puzzle is: how to manage exposure to Covid 19. Luckily, the state of Colorado provided a 9 page document specific to mental health providers on Fri June 12th. While I won’t bore you with the details (and they are […]
Time to head to the grocery story: you need your list, money, keys…and mask, hand sanitizer, wipes…. Your heart pounds, the sweating starts, you are pretty sure you are having a heart attack and really don’t want to go to the hospital; you wonder if you might be going crazy. Maybe going out isn’t even […]