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Planning for the transition from high school to the next milestone in a teen’s life (college, work, gap year) is likely to be exciting and anxiety provoking for both parent and child. Successful entry into young adulthood requires direction and intentionality for most individuals with ASD. Parents are often challenged with providing the right amount […]

Exciting news: Dr. Sara Colorosa, our new colleague, is ready to roll out Job Prep and Readiness workshops in March.  Here are some additional details: Resume prep – how to get that interview Resume writing for High School Students – March 2 and April 6, limited to 6 participants Resume writing for College Students – […]

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 […]

Exciting news!  Poudre School District is hosting a Transition Planning evening. Here are some relevant details: WHEN:     Monday November 12   6:00-8:00pm WHERE:  Boltz Middle School Media Center 720 Boltz Dr. PRESENTATIONS: Educational Disability Support Options G.O.A.L. Program: Inclusive Education in CO. Life After High School w/ Dr. Rachel Bedard SWAP (School to Work Alliance Program) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is college on your horizon?  Are you living on the autism spectrum and trying to sort out how to continue your education, meet your goals, and maintain your sanity?  We have a new resource for you! We are wrapping up a two year project about surviving and thriving in college.  We have writers who describe […]

When I was in graduate school, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there was a great deal of emphasis placed on the childhood and education of youngsters with Autism.  This was the era when 18 year olds magically graduated from an ASD diagnosis to…what? Little attention was paid to adults on the spectrum, and what attention […]