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Witness the bravery (and cruelty) of 8th graders.  Feel inspired.  Make the hard choices. Make the world a better place.  Read Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. Teen fiction has grown up, and Donna Gephart is leading the charge.  Lily and Dunkin is a delightful novel about several characters making difficult choices, wrestling with their […]

On Wed June 4th my crew hosted a panel at the Colorado Department of Education’s Autism Conference.  A huge thank you to Clara, John, Kyle, and Cassidy!  These panel members shared their experiences, suggested ways to improve education for students with Autism, and responded to questions from the audience. They were graceful under pressure, poised, […]

The big Colorado Department of Education conference is NEXT WEEK!  If you haven’t already registered, you can do so the day of the event. Registration includes 2 meals, so for my food motivated folks… For more information about the conference, visit  https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-autism-asdconference A snapshot: The conference is June 4-6, 2019 at the Lory Student Center […]

Did you really just roll your eyes at me?  Of course I want to talk about summer goals!  And you know you want to write some.  Remember the end of last summer, when you casually mentioned, “What DID I do with my summer?  So much free time, and I have no idea where it all […]

As we wrap up the academic year and head into summer, let’s take a moment for gratitude.  If your schedule is run by the academic calendar, breathe: things are about to change. We can write summer goals! We can savor your success. Maybe gratitude and success first!  Summer goals next post… You made it through […]

“You like to read.  Have you seen that new book, Autism in Heels?  Find it. Read it. Get back to me.” While many important things are said to me in a week, that conversation was a game changer.  I did find the book; I read the book; this is me, getting back to you. Jennifer […]

Want to know how to live your best life?  Want to manage stress, time, emotions, and access success?  Check out Living Well on the Spectrum by Valerie Gaus. This book, available for only $20-25 is worth far more than the price of admission! Living Well on the Spectrum is well organized: a section on how […]

April is Autism (awareness/acceptance/uh?) month!  Fort Collins has a bunch of fun events going on.  Here is a quick blog post to keep you in the loop about Autism Awareness events in Fort Collins! Wednesday April 3 – Game Night Old Town Library, 5:30 pm FREE Play games with other young adults, make friends! Game […]

Our view of appropriate treatment interventions and treatment goals for individuals with ASD has really shifted in the last 20 years.  My clients have heard me wax poetic about my grad school days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but honestly, grad school wasn’t that long ago and the changes in our outlook regarding Autism have […]

Being a therapist for folks with Autism is likely the best job ever.  In the last few years, resources available to therapists and families have exploded where Autism is concerned (yay!).  That said, we often find that we have a more resources for some parts of that population (pronounced: children) than other parts of that […]