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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 […]

September is such a great month.  Temps cool down and kids go to school.  About school: the first few weeks have passed for many of us.  How is your student coping?  Are you starting to see signs of stress, perhaps around organization?  Now is a great time to check in with your student. If your […]

School has started, new routines are in place.  How is your student coping?  Are you starting to see signs of stress of overwhelm? And how would you know?  We are going to tackle stress and feeling overwhelmed in 3 parts: how does it feel, what are some patterns that drive feeling overwhelmed or stressed, and […]

If you live in a household with Autism Spectrum Disorder, you certainly love someone with ASD.  While there are many resources for raising children living with an ASD diagnosis, there appear to be far fewer resources for people who are married to someone on the spectrum.  We know that there are many couples where one […]