Learning how to be relatable to similar age peers, not "social skills"

Teaching a soon to be 7th grader with higher-verbal ASD how to be more relateable to his peers. There are a group of individuals with ASD who are socially motivated and want connection with similar-age peers. Rather than teaching these guys "social skills" I believe in teaching them how to be relateable to other boys … Continue reading Learning how to be relatable to similar age peers, not "social skills"

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.