Judith Colihan is the Head of Career Education at the Pathway School in Norristown, PA. She is the mother of two; both of her children have autism spectrum diagnoses. Following in the footsteps of the talented therapists who worked in her son’s home-based ABA program, she began working as an ABA therapist in the home and school programs of young children with autism. This path led her to earn her Master's degree in Special Education in 2009 and permanent teaching certification in 2010. Judy is currently pursuing her doctorate in Special Education. Along the way, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and is committed to using the understanding that has come from that knowledge to have a positive impact on the lives of her own children and her students. 

One Moment in Time

As the school year draws to a close for our young people, reflection on things past comes to mind. I


In two weeks, my son will be graduating from high school. 

They Love Me ... They Love Me Not

I want to be liked. There, I admitted it. It is important to me that others like me. 

Lessons on Being A Grown-Up

Growing up, I always had a vision for what my adult life would look like. I would have a career, I would fall in love, get married, and have children—LOTS of children.

Mastering What?

So I found myself on the other day, and drawn to the definition of the word, “independent.” 

From the Inside Out

In the past couple of weeks, I have spent more than what could be considered a normal amount of time focused on appearances.