July 3, 2018

Wondering how to handle the lights and sounds of the July 4th holiday, if an over abundance of lights and sounds can be challenging for you or someone you love? Some good information here and here!

June 10, 2018

Did you know that when a celebrity commits suicide, there is a dramatic increase in suicides nationally? Over the last few days, I have heard from an increased number of folks who lost someone to suicide, or are thinking about committing suicide themselves....

June 7, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a heartbreaking report on the rise of suicide in the United States. National Public Radio reported on the CDC report today. Go here to read the news article.

Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of US st...

June 6, 2018

If you are a person who experiences panic and anxiety - consider this: to understand panic, we must also understand fear. Here is a free online resource to help you move forward.

You can work through the 12 modules at your own pace. Good information here!

May 20, 2018

Just listened to two adults (parents?) refer to a young adult with downs as a ‘dork’ s-i-x times. It appeared they were thinking they were being ‘playful’. I waved really big at the young person and gave a thumbs up 👍🏾 and an eye roll and she smiled a little. As a pe...

March 29, 2018

I am often looking for events for my clients and their children where being their most real selves is welcomed, not inhibited. I was a member of the Kindtree - Autism Rocks! Board of Directors for a year and was very impressed with their inclusiveness and focus on FUN....

March 18, 2018

I have worked with individuals who can't recognize faces and have marveled at the skills they develop to navigate the world. This 2010 interview with Oliver Sachs and Chuck Close is very informative - they both were able to develop the skills they needed to excel in th...

March 14, 2018

Here is a wonderful opportunity to "hang out" with peers, if you are on the autism spectrum. Free Expression - Art Workshop for Adults on Spectrum Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at Warner Pacific College in SE Portland from 3:00-5:00 pm. FREE, with supplies provide...