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Exciting news!  We are moving to a new location in Fort Collins in 2019! First, a quick thank you for Uncommon in Fort Collins for hosting us these past 16 months.  I really love my office at Uncommon: the morning sunshine, the heating and cooling system actually works (!), and the flex space and the […]

Our first ever book signing will be on Saturday April 7th Join us at Barnes and Noble on South College in Fort Collins from 1-4 pm   Come see us demonstrate our brand new book signing skills – should be great!  

A substantial change is occurring in the autism community, whereby we are moving away from the deficit model (can’t make eye contact, can’t start a conversation, can’t get organized) to a success model (creative thinker, unusual problem solving skills).  Behold Rethinking Autism: From Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity. This well written article in the Behavioral […]

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Get your calendar full for April 2018 with Fort Collins events.  Here are two events to get you started, with more events being in the works! Saturday April 7th Barnes and Noble Book signing for local authors 1-4 pm in Fort Collins Mallory and I will be available to sign […]

The Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections (CAYAC) team is hosting FREE education and dinner on Wednesday evenings.  Classes are held at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Dr in Fort Collins from 5:30-6:30.  To reserve your space, please contact Brian at blothrop@healthdistrict.org   Here is a sample of their offerings: Nov 1: Teen sexuality Nov […]

We are moving on August 17. If your appointment is prior to August 17, be mentally prepared: the office looks a bit different. You will be just fine!  Breathe!  You got this: still just us having a conversation, sorting out life’s problems.  The furniture doesn’t matter!   If your appointment is after August 17, please […]

Middle and High School groups Understanding social media Knowing when and how to join a conversation Coping with problems Strategies to cope with social anxiety Organization and planning We are meeting in June and July on Wednesdays.  You are welcome to sign up for the 4 Wednesday in June, or July, or both!  $160/month Middle […]

Hi all, the New York Times ran two fantastic pieces today re: the new Muppet with Autism, Julia. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/well/family/what-a-muppet-with-autism-means-to-my-family.html?emc=eta1&_r=0 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/arts/television/sesame-street-introduces-julia-a-muppet-with-autism.html?emc=eta1   As was noted in the article, it will be great when we just call her Julia, not Julia the Muppet with Autism.  Maybe we can start that today?

Sesame Street is going to introduce Julia as a new character on Sesame Street.  Julia is a puppet with special drawing talents, and happens to have Autism.  While she has been introduced via books and digital offerings, Julia makes her debut on Sesame Street proper on April 10.  Of note, April is Autism Awareness Month, […]

Ah, childhood.  The Best Days of your life.  Or maybe that was supposed to be during college?  Or young adulthood in general?  What if we could find a way to celebrate most days as the best days of our lives, and cultivate that attitude in our children? I openly acknowledge that not every day can […]