adulting

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 […]

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, […]

Exciting news!  Poudre School District is hosting a Transition Planning evening. Here are some relevant details: WHEN:     Monday November 12   6:00-8:00pm WHERE:  Boltz Middle School Media Center 720 Boltz Dr. PRESENTATIONS: Educational Disability Support Options G.O.A.L. Program: Inclusive Education in CO. Life After High School w/ Dr. Rachel Bedard SWAP (School to Work Alliance Program) […]

October is a great month to address the skills needed to prepare for college.  By this time you and your student are settled in to the new school year, the favorite classes have been identified, and the academic hot spots have been addressed.  The days are crisp, your optimism is intact, and you feel success […]

Ever wish people would just tell you the rules of social conduct ahead of time, not just when you break them? Sandi Toksvig’s book The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way is the book you need! Using a lighthearted yet forthright approach, Ms. Toksvig addresses home […]

Prepping for college is a years-long process, and today is a great day to begin.  As this NYTimes  article highlights, waiting until moments before college starts is not the optimal strategy. If you only have 10 minutes, read the NYTimes article.  If you have a few hours, try How to Raise an Adult by Julie […]

School starts soon!  (Stage left: Parents cheer and students sigh at the phrase when they hear “back to school.”)  Time to prep mentally and goal-wise. Here are some tips to get you ready: No matter the grade level, take a moment to reflect. What went well during the past year? What went well during the […]

Dating is a topic that has been hot, hot, hot in my office for weeks.  My young adult clients are seeking loving, genuine relationships based on common interests.  This can be a tricky relationship to build, particularly for my somewhat introverted, shy, anxious, home-centered clients. Here are some tips to help with the Dating Project. […]

My colleague and I were brainstorming the questions parents ask, directly and indirectly, about the developmental tasks their offspring are facing as they trend toward adulthood.  Some of the questions are typical (where can I find a new psychiatrist in a college town), and some were questions that parents seem embarrassed to ask, yet really […]