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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 […]

There is possibly no question in the life of a therapist that will bring more disappointment, discomfort, or a faster end to a conversation than, “Do you take Medicaid?” Here is a quick primer on the Medicaid situation in Fort Collins.  I’m open to corrections, but I think I have this info in its most […]

We have several new groups starting in January, with groups designed to match the best aspects of our other, very popular groups. New groups For Teens Spectra-Teens, starting January 22, 4:40-5:30 pm – This group provides support to high schoolers on the autism spectrum and gifted/talented, with topics derived by group member’s needs and interests such […]

Welcome to January!  The world around you is exploding with “resolutioners” – so the gym will be full, fruits and veggies will be eaten, and people will start to pay down debt, or save for a house, or whatever the next big step is.  But resolutions are so…committing.  If you are feeling a touch overwhelmed […]

Dear Aspermoms: I have a book for you and your daughters to read!  (Honestly, you don’t have to be on the spectrum to benefit from this book.  I felt better reading Jennifer’s ideas! Thanks, Jennifer!)  Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Cook O’Toole is your next read.  The weather looks […]

Sidestepping the whole “meaning of Thanksgiving” quandary, I do want to take a moment to express gratitude for some professional accomplishments this year.  One year ago I was prone, recovering from Salmonella poisoning (poisoning? Infection? Ridiculousness??).  In any event, I was pretty sick, plotting out a book, and working on timelines for the office renovation. […]

A few years ago we had a nasty winter.  Nobody could seem to scrape their windshields properly, and on this school morning, I was no exception.  While stopped at a red light, the woman in front of me popped out of her car, scraped my windshield some more with her awesome scraper, stating, “I have […]