Ever wonder if you are over-parenting your child?  Autism or not, most parents wonder how they are doing, if they are finding the right balance of stepping back, protecting, teaching, or hovering. And your opinion might not match the opinion of others in your circle (other parents, your parents, teachers, therapists…). Check out this quick […]

Some parents really get their children on the autism spectrum.  They understand the sensory struggles, the social anxiety, the questioning of the rules, the confusion, and the angst.  Sometimes, these are just really in-tune parents…and sometimes the parents understand their children because they, too, are on the spectrum.  If this sounds like you, then you […]

About done with telehealth and Zoom? Want to have in person appointments again? Me, too!  The puzzle is: how to manage exposure to Covid 19. Luckily, the state of Colorado provided a 9 page document specific to mental health providers on Fri June 12th.  While I won’t bore you with the details (and they are […]

Time to head to the grocery story: you need your list, money, keys…and mask, hand sanitizer, wipes…. Your heart pounds, the sweating starts, you are pretty sure you are having a heart attack and really don’t want to go to the hospital; you wonder if you might be going crazy.  Maybe going out isn’t even […]

 Got Art?  Want to showcase or sell your art?  Check out our new program, Artistic Strength. This blog post is written by a new team member, Taylor, who will be running our new Artistic Strength program this year. Hello all!  I hope you all are remaining safe and healthy as we work through quarantine.  We […]

The May 2020 edition of National Geographic has an outstanding article, Coming of Age with Autism, by Judith Newman and Lynn Johnson.  This article expertly captures the worries and joys of parenting young adults with autism, in both words and photographs. I’m going to be honest: National Geographic always has the best photographs, but sometimes […]

Announcing, another book!  A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults edited by Dr. Rachel Bédard (me!) and Dr. Lorna Hecker.  This book has 45 chapters written by leaders in the field, which means the chapters are authored by professionals, people with ASD, and professionals with ASD (we do like […]

The loneliness has arrived. People were accustomed to the ease of access of friendships at work and school, and now find that they need to apply some effort to socializing during Covid 19.  While that effort can feel off putting at first (why do I have to work so hard to engage socially?!  It was […]