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One advantage of relentless networking on behalf of my clients is that people send me links and resource ideas.  Sometimes I can’t make an entire blog post out of a link (uh, seriously full schedule on my end), but I really want to share the links.  Welcome to a hodgepodge post of a bunch of […]

Considering college, but not quite sure where to go, or what you might need once you get there?  Do not despair!  There are quite a few resources that are available to help you on the journey to choosing a college. As already highlighted, there is the brand new book from OAR about transitioning to college. […]

Check out this positive minded, neuro diverse website: differentbrains.org.  This website aims to have a DAILY addition of neurodiverse content, promoting success stories, strategies, and news.  There is a special section for women on the autism spectrum. In the spirit of contributing to this community, I was asked to write a short blog post about […]

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 […]

You know that feeling when you walk into a lunch room and you don’t quite know where to sit?  If you are a middle or high school student, there is an app for that! Developed by a 16 year old student searching for a solution to the lunchroom problem, Natalie Hampton wrote an app to […]

Parents are often baffled about how to teach their youngsters (on and off the spectrum!) about health, hygiene, modesty, and the ever changing rules that go with growth and development (bathing with your sibling when you are 2 is cool; bathing with your sibling at 12…not so cool). A parent recently brought in a copy […]

“Just ask your school to help.” While I love the sentiment (and the optimism) that a family can simply as the school to help their child, it is unfair to think that parents who are new the concept of Special Education supports can just step on to that treadmill and find immediate success.  We have […]

When I was in graduate school, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there was a great deal of emphasis placed on the childhood and education of youngsters with Autism.  This was the era when 18 year olds magically graduated from an ASD diagnosis to…what? Little attention was paid to adults on the spectrum, and what attention […]

Psychologists and school teams often refer students for “an assessment” and then hand over some names and phone numbers.  Job done: parents have the info, and the referral has been made.  Easy, peasy, right?!  Recognizing the flaw in this approach, and the need to educate parents about the assessment (and reassessment!) process, The Organization for […]

While we often talk about taking care of the person with autism, sometimes referencing the individual’s parents/impact on marriage, we often seem to “forget” the siblings.  We know that siblings can have mixed feelings about the impact of autism on the family.  Sometimes a sibling with autism is the most loyal playmate ever, but sometimes […]