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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, […]

“You like to read.  Have you seen that new book, Autism in Heels?  Find it. Read it. Get back to me.” While many important things are said to me in a week, that conversation was a game changer.  I did find the book; I read the book; this is me, getting back to you. Jennifer […]

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 […]

April is Autism (awareness/acceptance/uh?) month!  Fort Collins has a bunch of fun events going on.  Here is a quick blog post to keep you in the loop about Autism Awareness events in Fort Collins! Wednesday April 3 – Game Night Old Town Library, 5:30 pm FREE Play games with other young adults, make friends! Game […]

Our view of appropriate treatment interventions and treatment goals for individuals with ASD has really shifted in the last 20 years.  My clients have heard me wax poetic about my grad school days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but honestly, grad school wasn’t that long ago and the changes in our outlook regarding Autism have […]

Being a therapist for folks with Autism is likely the best job ever.  In the last few years, resources available to therapists and families have exploded where Autism is concerned (yay!).  That said, we often find that we have a more resources for some parts of that population (pronounced: children) than other parts of that […]

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 […]