Autism in Love, a Documentary by Matt Fuller   This amazing documentary outlines the romantic lives of 4 adults living on the Autism Spectrum. An honest portrayal of love, life, and living on the Spectrum, this documentary highlights the successes and struggles of being in love, complete with a range of emotion (confusion, sadness, and […]

Planning a party for a child or teen on the Autism Spectrum?  Fear not! While wandering the stacks of the public library, I happened upon the book Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to avoid meltdowns and have fun! By Kate E Reynolds. Honestly, I don’t know why this book […]

Helping Children Learn about Autism I field many questions about teaching children about Autism. Sometimes the request is “please teach my child about his/her own Autism” and sometimes it is “teach my child about his/her sibling’s Autism.” Given the rates of Autism in our community, it is very likely that your child will meet someone […]

Staying motivated You’ve set a goal, and it is awesome. You are going to reach new heights, achieve great things, and be the person you were meant to be. Only thing is, the goal is going to take a bit of time to achieve, like maybe a few months or a semester, or a year!! […]

New Year’s Resolution = A Goal Setting Opportunity Goals are good, but how will you get there? January 1 often presents an opportunity to think about setting goals, getting healthy, and challenging yourself. If you listen carefully at that New Year’s Party, you will hear statements such as: I am going to lose weight, feel […]

Should women take antidepressants during pregnancy?  What are the risks of taking medication?  What are the risks of NOT treating depression during pregnancy?   A recent study examines the impact of using antidepressants during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.  While the study found a CORRELATION between use of antidepressants and the later diagnosis […]

Dr. Temple Grandin makes the news again!  Dr. Grandin makes a point of mingling with her audience members, and helps to shine a light on what it means to live on the Autism Spectrum.  Dr. Grandin serves as an outstanding example of what it means to make a passion into a career, and to influence […]

Movie time!  Kids like movies, but sometimes people with sensory difficulties struggle with the traditional movie scene.  The movies are so LOUD!  The theaters are so DARK!  And you are supposed to be quiet.  What is a family with Autism to do? Living in Fort Collins, we are lucky to have AMC.  AMC has partnered […]

The Journal of Best Practices: A memoir of marriage, Asperger’s Syndrome, and one man’s quest to be a better husband by David Finch I first heard David and Kristen Finch on This American Life, one of my two favorite shows on NPR. During the course of the show, David and Kristen each described what it […]