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  Our local library tracks down the best books!  While browsing the New Titles section last weekend, I stumbled upon Dragonfly: A Daughter’s Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lori Ashley Taylor.  Always interested in learning more about girls on the spectrum, I immediately dug into the book. This book strikes a nice […]

Exciting news!  We are moving to a new location in Fort Collins in 2019! First, a quick thank you for Uncommon in Fort Collins for hosting us these past 16 months.  I really love my office at Uncommon: the morning sunshine, the heating and cooling system actually works (!), and the flex space and the […]

We are in mid-November.  The weather is somewhere between chilly and cold, the trees are bare, and snow is a topic of discussion.  While it is tempting to snuggle deep into the couch, binge watch some shows, and eat carbs (and only carbs), I beg of you: Go Outside. I’m not asking for a major […]

Thanksgiving, generally advertised as an opportunity to practice gratitude, spend time with your extended family, maybe eat a bit too much, and then hit the stores for Black Friday.  All your personal values rolled into one long weekend.  Sounds perfect in every way, unless you view this as a sensory torture fest. Thanksgiving: a sensory […]

Our books will be 25% off on Nov 23-26 (Black Friday to Cyber Monday) via our publisher.  (Visit www.TPIshop.com to access the sale.)  As a reminder, we have two books: Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents.  We have heard that this is a great book for the newly diagnosed […]

Exciting news!  Poudre School District is hosting a Transition Planning evening. Here are some relevant details: WHEN:     Monday November 12   6:00-8:00pm WHERE:  Boltz Middle School Media Center 720 Boltz Dr. PRESENTATIONS: Educational Disability Support Options G.O.A.L. Program: Inclusive Education in CO. Life After High School w/ Dr. Rachel Bedard SWAP (School to Work Alliance Program) […]

October is a great month to address the skills needed to prepare for college.  By this time you and your student are settled in to the new school year, the favorite classes have been identified, and the academic hot spots have been addressed.  The days are crisp, your optimism is intact, and you feel success […]

We have banded together to provide a new set of resources for you! New Website This summer we launched a new website, TheSocialLearningProject.com.  The intention of the website is to help families in Fort Collins find the Autism/social skills related services they need, and that we are currently offering.  (Remember when we had all those […]

by Lorna Hecker, Ph.D., RP Can we become addicted to technology?  Excessive use of technology can certainly become problematic and impair one’s life.  Technology is so well weaved into our everyday lives, it is difficult to know how much is too much. But addictive qualities can emerge, including an escalating amount of time spent interfacing […]

Feeling overwhelmed is awful.  Your body and mind feel heavy and gross, you struggle to function and problem solve, and life can feel pretty terrible.  If you read parts 1 and 2, you have already sorted out how what it feels like, and what patterns might drive feeling overwhelmed.  Today’s post will address what to […]