10 top tips for safeguarding autistic children on days out

10 top tips for safeguarding autistic children on days out

On trips out there is always the possibility of a child wandering off or becoming lost. When you have autistic ...
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A visit to hospital, part two

A visit to hospital, part two

It is 10pm and we have just arrived home from hospital. The day progressed as you would expect, with my ...
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A visit to hospital, part one

A visit to hospital, part one

I am writing this from a hospital room where we are based for the day. My son is in for ...
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Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with autistic children

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with autistic children

For autistic children Eid Al-Fitr can be an overwhelming time. Autistic children are even sometimes excluded from celebrations in case ...
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The importance of exercising patience, wisdom and understanding when teaching right from wrong

The importance of exercising patience, wisdom and understanding when teaching right from wrong

My daughter and my niece saw the funny side straight away. They were stood behind my sons teacher listening and ...
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Sunday Interviews: The fourth in a series of interviews with autistic adults

Sunday Interviews: The fourth in a series of interviews with autistic adults

Today’s interviewee is Lisa Holt. Lisa is an autistic woman married to an autistic man, who together are trying to ...
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How sickness and injuries can affect autistic children and why

How sickness and injuries can affect autistic children and why

One time we ended up stuck at a toll booth on the way from Miami to Orlando for a good ...
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Perspective

Perspective

About five minutes from my house is a petrol station and we stopped to fill up the car. My friend ...
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Perspective

Perspective

About five minutes from my house is a petrol station and we stopped to fill up the car. My friend ...
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A video describing how one parent felt when they were first told their child's diagnosis

A video describing how one parent felt when they were first told their child’s diagnosis

This video is based on my own feelings when my son finally received a diagnosis after 4 years of waiting ...
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Autism awareness leggings?

Autism awareness leggings?

I saw an advert today for leggings to raise awareness of autism! The leggings were patterned with multi coloured jigsaw ...
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10 great ideas for helping rather than punishing, autistic children in mainstream primary schools

10 great ideas for helping rather than punishing, autistic children in mainstream primary schools

Most the behaviour that autistic children are being punished for in mainstream schools isn't them misbehaving at all, it is ...
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