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The Autism Resource Fair was scheduled for Sunday April 19th.  David Finch, author of one of my favorite books, The Journal of Best Practices, was supposed to be a participant at this year’s fair, sharing his knowledge of marriage while on the spectrum.  While we can’t host Mr. Finch in Fort Collins this year (thank […]

I’m finding that the social and emotional experiences associated with the Covid 19 Stay at Home order are starting to change.  Initially, my clients reported to me a sense of relief: they don’t have to suffer the burden of social contact for 8 hours a day at school or work, they are more relaxed at […]

Life is different now, without my consent.  I have to be flexible, as do you. It feels as though everything has changed: school, grocery shopping, conducting our social lives, and therapy. We can do this.  We have been practicing being flexible, even if we didn’t notice our efforts. Here are some quick things to ponder: […]

Covid 19 has changed our lives in many ways, including Zoom appointments.  Here are some findings from last week: Many of my clients are less stressed over all. They enjoy being at home, no longer face pressure to attend school, work in academic groups, or get a job.  Any stress related to dating or group […]

What a crazy time we are experiencing.  Here are some thoughts to ground you: I’m fine. You are fine. For current clients, all sessions will be conducted via Zoom. https://zoom.us/ Be sure that we are ENCRYPTED for our conversations Check with your insurance company to see if they cover tele health. I’ll add an asterisk […]

A recent study indicates that friendship improves your life in numerous ways, including boosting your immune system, sleep, cognitive health, and cardiovascular health.  (I keep telling my clients to exercise, but now I want them to exercise with friends!) The study indicates that 4 friends is roughly the right number.  Sadly, many of my clients […]

Goals again?  Are you kidding me?? Yes, that is how goal setting works: set a goal, do some work, check in, assess progress, ponder your goal. In light of that, how are you doing with your goals?  Are you ready to set some new goals? If you are a college student: you have spring break […]

Planning for the spring season is well under way.  Please save the dates for the following events: Mon March 9th, Transition event with the Poudre School District FREE Boltz Middle school 6pm Fri March 27th, ARC Film Festival https://thearcoflarimercounty.org/what-we-do/film-festival/ Held at the Lory Student Center at CSU 6-8 pm Absolutely worth the price of admission […]

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, […]