Having a child or teen with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), or being a young adult with AS can be confusing. You may not know exactly what’s wrong, or you may have had testing, been given advice or labels that aren’t helpful. Since 1985, I’ve focused on helping families and young adults achieve an understanding of the big picture and worked with them to create step-by-step practical solutions to the challenges they face.
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who have issues with social understanding, rigid thinking, anxiety and emotional control whether or not they are diagnosed as "on the spectrum." My work includes modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness training, collaborative problem solving and social skills coaching, as well as neuro-psychological evaluations and consultations with parents, adults, schools, advocates and attorneys. I am also dedicated to advocacy, and have been appointed by the State Legislature to the newly created CT Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council.
I have also trained extensively in stress reduction techniques, which are effective for all ages, both individuals and families, with too much stress in life. There are scientifically proven techniques, simple to use, that actually repair the damage of stress to the body. I use these techniques in therapy and teach these tools in 8 week workshops and individually.