anxiety

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Feeling overwhelmed is awful.  Your body and mind feel heavy and gross, you struggle to function and problem solve, and life can feel pretty terrible.  If you read parts 1 and 2, you have already sorted out how what it feels like, and what patterns might drive feeling overwhelmed.  Today’s post will address what to […]

September is such a great month.  Temps cool down and kids go to school.  About school: the first few weeks have passed for many of us.  How is your student coping?  Are you starting to see signs of stress, perhaps around organization?  Now is a great time to check in with your student. If your […]

School has started, new routines are in place.  How is your student coping?  Are you starting to see signs of stress of overwhelm? And how would you know?  We are going to tackle stress and feeling overwhelmed in 3 parts: how does it feel, what are some patterns that drive feeling overwhelmed or stressed, and […]

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. […]

Always on a quest for new books to help me understand my clients, I recently went hunting for new resources.   Sometimes “new” is a few years old, but “new to me” counts! In this case, I discovered the 2014 book Apertools: The Practical Guide for understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity by […]

When opportunity knocks, you should probably answer the door.  A few months ago Dr. Teri Krakovich, founder of Autism Quality of Life, invited Mallory and me to do a podcast with her.  Naturally, my first thought was “Uh, no.” Anxiety alone has prevented me from doing many things, but now Mallory and I are responsible […]