Got Autism? Got Sleep Problems? For whatever reason, sleep problems seem rather common for children (and adults!) on the Autism Spectrum. At long last, a book has been published that is actually approachable, based in science, and helpful! Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A guide for frazzled families by Terry Katz, […]

I hear raising teens is hard. I hear raising an Aspie teen can be harder. Ann Boushéy, author of Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, carefully navigates the parenting struggles of raising a teen on the Spectrum. She shares her experience of checking in with experts (e.g., […]

Much has been written about the experience of raising children on the Autism Spectrum, but less has been written about living on the spectrum as an adult, and very, very little has been written about being married to an Aspie. Kathy Marshack’s book Living with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going over the […]

While the vast majority of individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s appear to be male, there certainly are females with Asperger’s, and these gals are often misunderstood. I have heard well-educated people say things like, “Well, she can’t have Asperger’s because she is a girl.” This was clearly the experience of Julie and Andrew Clark, raising their […]

Raising your resilient child As always, I continue to seek strengths focused books to help my clients living on the Autism Spectrum. This week’s highlight is Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for helping them maximize their strengths, cope with adversity, and develop a social mindset by Robert Brooks, PhD and Sam Goldstein, […]

Autism in Love, a Documentary by Matt Fuller   This amazing documentary outlines the romantic lives of 4 adults living on the Autism Spectrum. An honest portrayal of love, life, and living on the Spectrum, this documentary highlights the successes and struggles of being in love, complete with a range of emotion (confusion, sadness, and […]

Planning a party for a child or teen on the Autism Spectrum?  Fear not! While wandering the stacks of the public library, I happened upon the book Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to avoid meltdowns and have fun! By Kate E Reynolds. Honestly, I don’t know why this book […]

Helping Children Learn about Autism I field many questions about teaching children about Autism. Sometimes the request is “please teach my child about his/her own Autism” and sometimes it is “teach my child about his/her sibling’s Autism.” Given the rates of Autism in our community, it is very likely that your child will meet someone […]

Movie time!  Kids like movies, but sometimes people with sensory difficulties struggle with the traditional movie scene.  The movies are so LOUD!  The theaters are so DARK!  And you are supposed to be quiet.  What is a family with Autism to do? Living in Fort Collins, we are lucky to have AMC.  AMC has partnered […]