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We are running a fun summer group for high school students, renewing my interest in tracking down resources for teens on the spectrum.  A book that has been highly recommended is Asperger’s Teens by Blythe Grossberg.  This very approachable book uses personal quizzes, is very positive, and appears to lead the way toward skill development […]

We are moving on August 17. If your appointment is prior to August 17, be mentally prepared: the office looks a bit different. You will be just fine!  Breathe!  You got this: still just us having a conversation, sorting out life’s problems.  The furniture doesn’t matter!   If your appointment is after August 17, please […]

If you are a parent, you might be counting down the days/weeks until school resumes.  If you are a student, you might be savoring these last days of summer.  You can savor and prep at the same time! Last week’s blog post was about getting your items organized for school.  This week’s focus is getting […]

Even though we are in the midst of the hot days of summer, it is already time to get some folks ready for school.  As I was informed earlier this week, some schools start as early as Aug 10th!  This alarming bit of data prompted a great discussion about school readiness and transitions. How will […]

Changes are coming!   School starts in about a month, marking the end of the freedom of summer and the start of a more structured schedule.  While the transition back to school is generally an annual event, a bunch of my clients have a Big Change coming: the transition to High School or to College.  And […]

Clients have been asking about “magnet treatment” for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  One of the most readable accounts regarding Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is John Elder Robison’s Switched On:  A memoir of brain change and emotional awakening. This book is a delightful blend of “how does it work?” and “what does it do” as in, what […]

Quite regularly I receive requests for therapy for couples, where one person is on the autism spectrum, and the other is not.  Tricky business.  Generally, these requests come from couples who have been together for a long time: mature couples who deeply care about each other, but also couples who get pretty upset with each […]

Years ago, a client suggested that I read John Elder Robison’s book Look Me in the Eye. Years later, I am now getting around to reading the more recent Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian by Robison.  If you have somehow not yet read these books, please begin! Robison continues to amaze me with […]

An ongoing discussion in my office relates to exercise, anxiety, self-confidence, and my insistence that my clients find balance in these areas.  I recently stumbled upon this great book: Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger’s Syndrome: The Way of the Pathfinder by Ron Rubio.  Mr. Rubio is a longtime dancer and has more than 20 years of […]

Middle and High School groups Understanding social media Knowing when and how to join a conversation Coping with problems Strategies to cope with social anxiety Organization and planning We are meeting in June and July on Wednesdays.  You are welcome to sign up for the 4 Wednesday in June, or July, or both!  $160/month Middle […]