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Life is different now, without my consent.  I have to be flexible, as do you. It feels as though everything has changed: school, grocery shopping, conducting our social lives, and therapy. We can do this.  We have been practicing being flexible, even if we didn’t notice our efforts. Here are some quick things to ponder: […]

Covid 19 has changed our lives in many ways, including Zoom appointments.  Here are some findings from last week: Many of my clients are less stressed over all. They enjoy being at home, no longer face pressure to attend school, work in academic groups, or get a job.  Any stress related to dating or group […]

What a crazy time we are experiencing.  Here are some thoughts to ground you: I’m fine. You are fine. For current clients, all sessions will be conducted via Zoom. https://zoom.us/ Be sure that we are ENCRYPTED for our conversations Check with your insurance company to see if they cover tele health. I’ll add an asterisk […]

A recent study indicates that friendship improves your life in numerous ways, including boosting your immune system, sleep, cognitive health, and cardiovascular health.  (I keep telling my clients to exercise, but now I want them to exercise with friends!) The study indicates that 4 friends is roughly the right number.  Sadly, many of my clients […]

Goals again?  Are you kidding me?? Yes, that is how goal setting works: set a goal, do some work, check in, assess progress, ponder your goal. In light of that, how are you doing with your goals?  Are you ready to set some new goals? If you are a college student: you have spring break […]

Planning for the spring season is well under way.  Please save the dates for the following events: Mon March 9th, Transition event with the Poudre School District FREE Boltz Middle school 6pm Fri March 27th, ARC Film Festival https://thearcoflarimercounty.org/what-we-do/film-festival/ Held at the Lory Student Center at CSU 6-8 pm Absolutely worth the price of admission […]

Poudre School District’s Integrated Services will be hosting a Transition Series.  The next event is Mon March 9th at 6pm at Boltz Middle School.  The Transition Series has invited me to give a 30 minute presentation about transitioning to adulthood, moving from being a high school student to … well, whatever comes next! The next […]

Dr. Hecker and I are proud to announce that our book, A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults, is coming along nicely!  We are meeting all of the deadlines in our contract with Routledge.  We have 50 (!) contributors in this book, ranging from people with autism, to professors, […]

January has come to a close, and those pesky Resolutions are out the window.  Luckily, you went with the idea of monthly, weekly, and daily goals rather than resolutions.  Whew!  Just a quick check in, then…how are those goals coming along?  Need some inspiration? Were your goals too hard? No problem – just make your […]

For those of you who visit the office, you are probably aware that there is a team of writers in Fort Collins that contributes to the international publication Autism Parenting Magazine.  The most recent edition was released last week, including awards for two of the Fort Collins contributors! Here is a little excerpt from the […]