"I'm not his project" – Why "buddy programs" are not helpful to kids with Asperger's/higher-verbal ASD

I want to preface this article by stating that I have no problem with programs such as Best Buddies. Best Buddies is a great program that is needed.  It provides students with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy typical teenager activities with their neurotypical peers.  I do not believe that "buddy programs" are helpful for individuals … Continue reading "I'm not his project" – Why "buddy programs" are not helpful to kids with Asperger's/higher-verbal ASD

What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner

I was compelled to write this article after a middle school teacher friend shared with me an experience she recently had during one of her student’s IEP meetings. The parents brought a well-respected advocate to the meeting who added an extremely long list of accommodations and SDIs (specially designed instructions) to the students IEP that … Continue reading What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner

Listen/Watch my webinar on "Guy Stuff"

Thanks to the San Francisco chapter of the Autism Society of America for inviting me to present this webinar.   While the information is geared towards the Asperger's and higher-verbal ASD population the information is just as relevant to the ADHD population. Please click here to watch/listen to the presentation.