Unfortunate changes to my blog

I don’t normally give in to bullies or teach my children to, but I have been made aware of this childs background and it is clear to me that he is simply not capable of fully understanding either the implications of what he has done, nor the reason behind the content in my articles. This child has made life very difficult for me and I don’t want to further fuel his hate campaign.

For this reason I have had to make some difficult decisions.

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An up to date guide to travelling from England’s main airports with autistic passengers!

Those of us who have flown with autistic children know how much it helps if the airport has measures in place to help. Those who haven’t flown yet may feel reassured knowing what help is out there. There is conflicting advice with out of date viral posts on social media making it more confusing so I have researched current advice and help available. Here is a quick guide to travelling from each of the main airports, the help they have in place and how to access that help:

The prisoner like locking up of autistic people and PDAers needs to stop!

The statistics are shocking. Sky news have revealed that at least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to “barbaric” secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015. 9 of these were under 35! The number of children held in these places has doubled since 2015. Doubled.

A review of the book, Talking Autism parenting your unique child by Victoria Hatton

When Victoria Hatton asked for people to review her book, Talking Autism, I jumped at the chance. I respect Victoria as a fellow blogger with like-minded views to my own and was sure her book would live up to my expectations. Victoria is the founder and coach at Autism Consultancy International and has spent 20 years working with autistic children and young people across a range of settings.

Keeping autistic teenagers safe online

Whilst there is a danger with all teens, autistic teens seem to be particularly at risk. Some struggle greatly making friends in person and find it easier to chat online and some struggle with social skills. Some may not understand the chats so are more vulnerable than their peers.
A lot of autistic teenagers take things literally and can believe what they are told. This could be very dangerous as a stranger telling a child they are their friend and the same age as them could be taken as fact.

Helping autistic children cope with school at the end of the academic year

Its nearly the end of term and things are winding down for Summer. Work is getting less and fun is getting more. Children are more excited, louder. Special days are arranged such as non uniform days, sports days, fun days, school plays, school trips and summer fairs. It’s been sunny so everyone has to wear sun cream and bring hats to wear at playtime. There are short visits to new classrooms to meet new teachers and promises of all things different in September.

On the other side of the door.

I listened, from the other side of the door. Leave him they said, he will be fine. We will deal with him. You go home.”

Go home they said. I was to go home with feelings of being helplessly pushed out of my child’s life at a time when he needed me most, the same feelings as every day.