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A recent study indicates that friendship improves your life in numerous ways, including boosting your immune system, sleep, cognitive health, and cardiovascular health.  (I keep telling my clients to exercise, but now I want them to exercise with friends!) The study indicates that 4 friends is roughly the right number.  Sadly, many of my clients […]

Planning for the spring season is well under way.  Please save the dates for the following events: Mon March 9th, Transition event with the Poudre School District FREE Boltz Middle school 6pm Fri March 27th, ARC Film Festival https://thearcoflarimercounty.org/what-we-do/film-festival/ Held at the Lory Student Center at CSU 6-8 pm Absolutely worth the price of admission […]

Poudre School District’s Integrated Services will be hosting a Transition Series.  The next event is Mon March 9th at 6pm at Boltz Middle School.  The Transition Series has invited me to give a 30 minute presentation about transitioning to adulthood, moving from being a high school student to … well, whatever comes next! The next […]

There is possibly no question in the life of a therapist that will bring more disappointment, discomfort, or a faster end to a conversation than, “Do you take Medicaid?” Here is a quick primer on the Medicaid situation in Fort Collins.  I’m open to corrections, but I think I have this info in its most […]

We have several new groups starting in January, with groups designed to match the best aspects of our other, very popular groups. New groups For Teens Spectra-Teens, starting January 22, 4:40-5:30 pm – This group provides support to high schoolers on the autism spectrum and gifted/talented, with topics derived by group member’s needs and interests such […]

If you know Autism, you know Social Stories by Carol Gray.  She has written more social stories than can be counted, helping people with autism understand the world around them, providing reassurance, and educating folks about how to move forward in life.  (For a quick primer on Carol, see her website https://carolgraysocialstories.com/) Now Carol has […]

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Among the top requests for help in this office include frequent requests to help my clients find jobs.  I meet with teens looking for their very first job; weary parents of 20 somethings, trying to get their young adults into a stable jobs; grown adults with graduate degrees, trying to land meaningful […]

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 […]

On Wed June 4th my crew hosted a panel at the Colorado Department of Education’s Autism Conference.  A huge thank you to Clara, John, Kyle, and Cassidy!  These panel members shared their experiences, suggested ways to improve education for students with Autism, and responded to questions from the audience. They were graceful under pressure, poised, […]