adulting

Planning for the transition from high school to the next milestone in a teen’s life (college, work, gap year) is likely to be exciting and anxiety provoking for both parent and child. Successful entry into young adulthood requires direction and intentionality for most individuals with ASD. Parents are often challenged with providing the right amount […]

As we wrap up the academic year and head into summer, let’s take a moment for gratitude.  If your schedule is run by the academic calendar, breathe: things are about to change. We can write summer goals! We can savor your success. Maybe gratitude and success first!  Summer goals next post… You made it through […]

Want to know how to live your best life?  Want to manage stress, time, emotions, and access success?  Check out Living Well on the Spectrum by Valerie Gaus. This book, available for only $20-25 is worth far more than the price of admission! Living Well on the Spectrum is well organized: a section on how […]

My clients are born researchers, including researching about dating and love.  Here are some additional resources that may reassure, inspire, or educate you: Resources from Anita Lesko, a woman who found love in her 50s https://themighty.com/2016/10/autism-and-marriage-what-our-lives-are-like-as-newlyweds/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USH3WLFAeuY&feature=em-share_video_user Resources from Organization for Autism Research The importance of teaching dating skill Talking about healthy relationships Safe dating […]

The Social Learning Project presents: Dating on the Spectrum Join us for a 4-part series on Dating. We will be addressing social topics related to meeting people and dating. This course is intended for ADULTS.  Space is limited. Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in April April 4: Flirting or Just Friends: Reading Body Language with Mallory Griffith, […]

There was once this notion that we didn’t need to consider dating skills for folks with Autism since they wouldn’t be interested in forming romantic relationships, and certainly couldn’t sustain relationships.  Clearly, nothing could be further from the truth!  My clients tell me they are highly motivated to date, have sex, get married, and generally […]

Many of my young adults tell me they are ready for love.  They are actively seeking dating partners, want to be in a committed relationship, and tell me they have studied how to be a good partner. The stumbling blocks to finding a suitable dating partner are generally the same for folks with ASD as […]

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, […]