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Jul 142013
 

I have recently undertaken a major life transition. I took a job in England, left my job of 16 years, sold my house and my car, and gave away or sold almost everything I have ever owned! My husband and I have been working on this on different sides of the Atlantic, and are only […]

Dec 242012
 

There is a national dialogue occurring following the horrific tragedy in Newtown about violence, autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) and mental illness. I don’t know what the outcome will be of this discussion, but I do know one thing for sure.  Children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome or other autism spectrum disorders are teased, […]

Jun 082012
 

Dear readers: This is the first draft of the preface for the e-book I am writing. Let me know your opinions and comments! Preface Do you want to learn methods to help your high functioning* autism spectrum child flourish? You have come to the right place! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I […]

Aug 212011
 

  Once someone has landed a job interview (see Part 1 for steps to take to get to this point), then we want to look at ways to successfully get through the interview and land the job. Disclosing the diagnosis One thing to determine prior to an interview is whether the job seeker wants to […]

Aug 132011
 

Some job seekers are negotiating this completely on their own, others are getting help from parents, and others have the services of a job coach or other types of assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation. I will not describe Voc Rehab in detail, but if you are in the U.S. and might qualify for their assistance with […]

Aug 072011
 

This post is a paper written by a wonderful young woman, Katy Heyborne, who happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. She has graciously shared it with me, and given me permission to share it with others. High functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders Shouldn’t Be Cured, Rather the Positive Aspects of them should Be Considered. Autism Spectrum disorders […]

Jul 042011
 
Family Reunion Survival Kits for Children on the Autism Spectrum

I live and work in Utah, where family reunions are big annual events. So many of the families I know are bringing their ASD child to a family reunion and hoping for the best. I suggest planning for the best, rather than hoping for the best, and recommend bringing a survival kit of helpful supplies. […]