asperger’s

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 […]

My clients, who are awesome, continue to bring me book titles to consider reading.  A few weeks ago one of my young adults brought in Autism Adulthood by Susan Senator.  Wowza.  If you need a compelling narrative to get you motivated to learn the complex systems of adulthood on the spectrum, this is a must […]

When you have a child who struggles with language, how do you help them structure the day?  How do you communicate the impact of choices in a meaningful way? You could use a picture schedule, but what to do if you are in the middle of Target and you don’t have enough options in your […]

Ah, spring break!  What a lovely time to kick your feet up, relax, sneak in a nap, and rejuvenate for the second half of the semester.  Happily you have weeks and weeks to get your academic work done.  Chill! Or not.  This is a great time to dust off your syllabi, grab your calendar, and […]

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 […]

A substantial change is occurring in the autism community, whereby we are moving away from the deficit model (can’t make eye contact, can’t start a conversation, can’t get organized) to a success model (creative thinker, unusual problem solving skills).  Behold Rethinking Autism: From Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity. This well written article in the Behavioral […]

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. […]

How many times have we had this conversation?  So, you are looking for work?  How long you been lookin’? Any bites? Hundreds of applications and no job?  Clearly, there is something wrong with you! OR maybe there is something amiss with the hiring process!  Increasingly, there are companies looking to hire people with an Autism […]

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 […]

Heading to college?  This 80-page FREE guide will be a must read!  Finding your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum by the Organization for Autism Research is yet another outstanding publication for folks on the spectrum. Finding Your Way combines direct advice (see/memorize page 6, the legal differences between High School and […]