What is Social Skills Training?

Challenges with social communication are a core feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For example, people with ASD may experience difficulty making eye contact, interpreting non-verbal cues, initiating interactions, engaging …

What is Autistic Burnout?

Although adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been experiencing and discussing autistic burnout for many years, the concept of autistic burnout is relatively new to the academic community. Autistic …

Parenting and Mental Health During COVID19

It’s easy to get caught up in the “magic” you see on Facebook that other families are creating. These families are eating dinner at the table together, baking 42 cakes, …

The Mental Health Connection Between Parents and Children

The old saying goes that apples do not fall far from their tree, and we see this idiom play out in the traits and features of our children.  Some of …

The Mental Health Toll of COVID19

At this point, it is likely an understatement to say that we are in unsettling, trying, and stressful times.  With what felt like very little warning, our global economy has …

Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): What is It and How Can It Help You Parent Your Child?

One of the major goals of parenting is the socialization of children, during which parents teach their children to cope with the stresses of life in socially appropriate ways.  At …

Maintaining Mental Health in a Crisis

We are currently in a crisis, including threat to our health and well being, economic insecurities, and major disruptions to our routine. This crisis state increases our chances of depression, …

Resilience, and Why It Matters Now

Things are pretty stressful right now – and likely, that is an understatement.  Worries about health, the economy, logistics related to school and work, adapting to a brand new work …