Here are some ideas to help your autistic child become more flexible in tough situations.  When our kids are in their comfort zone, things are humming along. There are no meltdowns, they are happy, everyone around them tends to be happy. Being in the comfort zone allows our kids to anticipate what is coming, have

in Autism Parenting Advice by Sara Colorosa, PhD

From cooking to cleaning, find out how you can teach your child with autism the necessary skills for everyday life. I am often asked when parents should start preparing their children and young adults with autism for launching into independence. The simple answer is now. The longer answer: it is never too early to start

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Sara Colorosa, PhD

All too often there is too much to do and too little time to do it all. For students, time management can be a real struggle. They have school work, chores, planning (next school year, independent living, college, jobs), extracurricular activities, and sometimes pressures from peers and society—the elephant gets bigger as the list grows!

in Autism Solutions by Sara Colorosa, PhD

Determining a career path for young adults on the spectrum can be challenging for both parents and young adults. There are simple steps to work through with your young adult to get clarity on potential career options and interests. When starting career exploration, knowing how a young adult learned and processed information while in school

in Employment by Sara Colorosa, PhD

Some people are experiencing varied emotions to everything going on related to the coronavirus. Sometimes, these responses change throughout the day based on information, our surroundings, and news updates. Change has become the norm. There are many ways to manage change and the impact it has on us when things seem out of our control.

in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Sara Colorosa, PhD