TWAP068 Zones of Regulation: A Surprising Tool To Help You

What is regulation and why is it so important for kids, teens, and adults both on and off the spectrum? Key Takeaways Regarding This Zones of Regulation Podcast Episode: Neurological differences in the autism brain can impact the ability to control impulses and emotions  The Zones of Regulation Curriculum was researched and developed by Ms. Leah […]

TWAP066: 3 Pieces of Relationship Advice You Should Not Ignore

Ears Wide Open - Wisdom from Aspergers Couples Counselor Eva Mendes

Relationship Advice For 3 Most Frequent Marriage Challenges Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is a skilled and experienced couples’ counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome, and are on the Autism Spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed). She works with adults with Asperger Syndrome (an Autism Spectrum Disorder), High-functioning Autism, ADHD, Non-verbal Learning Disability, PDD NOS, Social […]

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TWAP064: You Will Want This Proven Social Skills Resource

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

Have you ever had well-meaning advice from friends , family, or even professionals that didn’t seem to work? Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, founder of the UCLA PEERS social skills program, says that is just the problem with many social skills resources. Over the course of many years she has conducted research on what works for making […]

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum

An Interview with Dr. Lee Wilkinson, PhD

I recently wrote about the importance of suicide prevention for autistics and Aspergians. In addition to being at risk for suicidal thinking, many autistics and Aspergians deal with anxiety and depression. That’s why I recently interviewed Dr. Lee Wilkinson, author of Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT. Dr. Wilkinson […]

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7 Reasons To Learn About About Autism and Mental Health

“I think Stephen Borgman should do a show focusing on a few of the common co-morbid conditions. This being said does anybody want to share their related diagnoses?” –Thrive with Aspergers/Autism Community Member So Why Should We Talk About Autism and Mental Health? 1. Mental Health Conditions Are Common On The Autism Spectrum This member […]

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