autism

  Our local library tracks down the best books!  While browsing the New Titles section last weekend, I stumbled upon Dragonfly: A Daughter’s Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lori Ashley Taylor.  Always interested in learning more about girls on the spectrum, I immediately dug into the book. This book strikes a nice […]

Our books will be 25% off on Nov 23-26 (Black Friday to Cyber Monday) via our publisher.  (Visit www.TPIshop.com to access the sale.)  As a reminder, we have two books: Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents.  We have heard that this is a great book for the newly diagnosed […]

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 […]

We have banded together to provide a new set of resources for you! New Website This summer we launched a new website, TheSocialLearningProject.com.  The intention of the website is to help families in Fort Collins find the Autism/social skills related services they need, and that we are currently offering.  (Remember when we had all those […]

If you live in a household with Autism Spectrum Disorder, you certainly love someone with ASD.  While there are many resources for raising children living with an ASD diagnosis, there appear to be far fewer resources for people who are married to someone on the spectrum.  We know that there are many couples where one […]

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 […]

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 […]

There are so many controversial topics in autism: gluten, age of diagnosis, “where you are on the spectrum,” should America still have Asperger’s as a diagnosis, and whether or not the experience of living on the spectrum varies by gender. Increasingly, I am being asked, “Where are all the girls?” and “Do you think we […]

The journey from wondering if something is developmentally different with your child to becoming an informed advocate may feel daunting. Fortunately, Jan Starr Campito has written the exceptional book Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs. This book belongs in every pediatrician’s office. Supportive Parenting outlines the steps, both practical and […]