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Please attend this supportive housing event!

  Supportive housing is for that special developmental place between living at home and living a fully independent life (ha! fully independent! tell that to my mechanic!) We have an emerging program here in Fort Collins for Supportive Housing.  The program, Belong, exists because there is a need.  You probably know, or are, someone who […]

Dating on the spectrum, a 4 part series

    Hi all, Pre-pandemic, my colleagues hosted a 4-week dating seminar that was quite popular.  We have added colleagues since then, and revamped the dating seminar. Although there is a short bio for each presenter, I’ll add links to their sites as well, to save you the google search! Jennifer Cook is a new […]

This info about a social support group for young adults was in my inbox this morning. While I don’t know Max and Nick, the group was recommended by someone I respect.  Further, I LOVE Valerie Gaus’s book, Living Well on the Spectrum. (Actually, my copy is missing, so if you have it, perhaps you could […]

The phrase Autistic Burnout has been making the rounds.  While not a condition that we can technically diagnose, as CAN recognize it as a genuine experience, and find solutions.  Check out this article  

Hi all, Every now and again, I write articles for Autism Parenting Magazine. APM has this article on their blog:  “How to Adult, in 500 words”  at https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/adulting-in-500-words/ If this interests you or a pal, please pass it along.  If you want to write for APM, let me know and I’ll connect you to the editor.

Come join our fall workshop series on learning how to date. We will be discussing how to start dating relationships, flirting, conversational skills, consent, and much more.  Led by Dr. Lorna Hecker, Mallory Griffith, SLP, Dr. Sara Colorosa, and Dr. Carly Knauf.   Dating While Neurodiverse  Workshop Series, Fridays 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29.  Oct. 8 topic […]

CAYAC at Connections is hosting a series of classes to educate and support parents/guardians. Come to one, come to many, come to all! Oct. 26—Social Media and the Pressures of Parenting: https://healthinfosource.com/group/125 Nov. 3—Experimentation or a Cause for Concern? Helping Parents Understand Substance Use Among Teens: https://healthinfosource.com/group/124 Nov. 8—Fostering Health Body Image: https://healthinfosource.com/group/122 Nov. 17—Child and Adolescent Anxiety: https://healthinfosource.com/group/123 […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, not CBD!! Seriously, you needed to ask??) is a well researched intervention that I often use to help folks with Anxiety.  A contact of mine edits a FREE magazine, Exceptional Needs Today, and asked me to contribute an article on this very topic.  So I did:) Check out my latest article […]