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My clients are born researchers, including researching about dating and love.  Here are some additional resources that may reassure, inspire, or educate you: Resources from Anita Lesko, a woman who found love in her 50s https://themighty.com/2016/10/autism-and-marriage-what-our-lives-are-like-as-newlyweds/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USH3WLFAeuY&feature=em-share_video_user Resources from Organization for Autism Research The importance of teaching dating skill Talking about healthy relationships Safe dating […]

The Social Learning Project presents: Dating on the Spectrum Join us for a 4-part series on Dating. We will be addressing social topics related to meeting people and dating. This course is intended for ADULTS.  Space is limited. Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in April April 4: Flirting or Just Friends: Reading Body Language with Mallory Griffith, […]

There was once this notion that we didn’t need to consider dating skills for folks with Autism since they wouldn’t be interested in forming romantic relationships, and certainly couldn’t sustain relationships.  Clearly, nothing could be further from the truth!  My clients tell me they are highly motivated to date, have sex, get married, and generally […]

Many of my young adults tell me they are ready for love.  They are actively seeking dating partners, want to be in a committed relationship, and tell me they have studied how to be a good partner. The stumbling blocks to finding a suitable dating partner are generally the same for folks with ASD as […]

Here are some upcoming events that you will want to attend:   7th Annual Film Festival Short films that reframe the notion of disability. Expect to laugh, cry, and have your eyes opened! Hosted by The ARC of Larimer County Fri March 8th, CSU Lory Student Center, 6pm https://thearcoflarimercounty.org/what-we-do/film-festival/ Autism Resource Fair Learn about resources […]

Exciting news: Dr. Sara Colorosa, our new colleague, is ready to roll out Job Prep and Readiness workshops in March.  Here are some additional details: Resume prep – how to get that interview Resume writing for High School Students – March 2 and April 6, limited to 6 participants Resume writing for College Students – […]

Becoming an Autism Success Story

Another new must-read book, this time about adulthood!  Anita Lesko’s new book, Becoming an Autism Success Story,  available April 1st, is an outstanding resources for adults looking for strategies coupled with science, and for parents wanting to help their children. (Honestly, therapist and teacher friends, this book also serves as a reminder to teach clients/students […]

Gender. A topic that most of us don’t think too much about, yet a topic that can consume the thoughts of others, to the point where family and friends may say, “You think too much about this!” I think about gender frequently because a) it is a social construct, and the bulk of my work […]

A frequent topic of conversation in my office involves dating.  There is usually a mix of curiosity, anxiety, and horror as we wade through those conversations, with parents feeling both ready for their young adult to date, and also scared.  Not surprisingly, the young adult often feels a combination of motivated, intrigued by the possibilities, […]

Following a whirlwind of activity, we are now settling in at the new office.  We worked hard for a month, ripping our carpet and trim, painting, installing new flooring and trim, and then moving our furniture to the new space.  We think you will like your experience here. A heartfelt thank you to my office […]