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Thanks for trying to be more specific with your therapy goals and targets. I appreciate your efforts. I’ll be honest: as a therapist I am ALWAYS trying to figure out what is unsaid in my office, what the client’s (unsaid) goals are, and if there is a way to meet them. I would be glad […]

It is that time of the year when I hear about goals: academic goals, sports goals, fall goals, work goals (oddly, no mention of progress toward New Year’s Resolutions…).  It seems as though every academic class is addressing goals, SMART goals, and aspirational goals in the syllabus.  Guess what?  You should have therapy goals, too! […]

Raising a child is hard enough, until you realize you are supposed to be raising an adult.  Shoot!  Does that actually change anything, though?  Isn’t the end goal a person who can find/revel in happiness, solve problems, ask for help when needed, and, well…adult? Join us at The Social Learning Project for a 3-part Parenting […]

I was prepping to write this to my high school seniors, but let’s get real: if you are a senior sorting out how to apply to college, you are organized enough that you probably don’t need my help.  This post will probably be read by parents, looking for ways to get their high school senior […]

Great news!  Our first book, Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents is now an ebook! As part of the process of transitioning the book from paper to a Kindle version, we were asked to actually check the contents for accuracy.  Visualize me, sprawled on a couch, under a fan, […]

Check out issue # 1 of Scripting: A Magazine by and for people with Autism.  Scroll down the blog post, and keep hitting the “continue reading” button.  What you will read will blow.your.mind.  The writing in this issue is intense.  I’m almost done crying, but not quite. Please note, you will see a call for […]

School starts shortly.  I’m sure you have your shopping lists ready: pencils, pens, cell phone chargers, extra long twin sheets (yep, I’m talking to you, college students living in a dorm!).  It is all well and good to have your supplies ready.  Do you have your problem solving skills sharpened and ready? This is the […]

“I want my adolescent to improve his social skills.  Can we please schedule an appointment?” I receive this type of request about 5 times a week from parents, seeking a solution for their child. While I might receive bold inquiries from parents, I receive more subtle requests from my adults; adults will admit the desire […]

I find myself referring families to CAYAC about 5-10 times a week these days.  Rather than try to explain what CAYAC is, I asked CAYAC to explain their services directly.  Below is a guest blog from the Connections team:   As Fort Collins is growing, it can be difficult to find the right mental health […]

Feeling alone in anxiety or grief? Feeling like you might be rejected for being who you are? This is the book for you!  In her recent book In Your Shoes, Donna Gephart nails the adolescent experience once more, masterfully weaving together the potentially isolating experiences of grief, physical difference, being new to town, and being […]