10 ways to survive school holidays with an Autistic child!

10 ways to survive school holidays with an Autistic child!

School holidays can be extremely stressful for families with autistic children! Children with autism spectrum disorders, although they may hate ...
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Ten ways of creating an autism friendly, all inclusive classroom

Ten ways of creating an autism friendly, all inclusive classroom

In a school classroom, mainstream or otherwise, you will find a wide mix of children, all with differing sensory needs ...
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The reality of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

The reality of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

She just gets overwhelmingly anxious at the thought of all those demands and the fact she is out of control ...
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Using Picture Based Communication with Autistic Children

Using Picture Based Communication with Autistic Children

A common issue for Autistic children is their inability to communicate. For some children this is to the extent that ...
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Why do we have to fight for the right education and support for our Autistic children?

Why do we have to fight for the right education and support for our Autistic children?

we have a system in place in the UK that should be easy. A system which allows children to be ...
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Standards for good practice that we should take into account when placing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in educational provisions

Standards for good practice that we should take into account when placing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in educational provisions

The AET found that schools showing best practice with autistic pupils of all abilities were implementing various strategies. I have ...
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Problems that parents of children with autism can have communicating their child's needs to staff at school

Problems that parents of children with autism can have communicating their child’s needs to staff at school

Then, there is the problem of supply staff, dinner staff and visitors coming in to teach the class. None of ...
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100% Attendance awards and why I hate them!

100% Attendance awards and why I hate them!

Imagine having a certificate for children who are able to walk and not giving it to the child paralysed last ...
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Diagnosis Feelings

Diagnosis Feelings

My heart is heavy and light at the same time. Relief. Pain. Confusion. Happiness. Sadness. Everything in between.  Everything has ...
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Autism and sleep difficulties!

Autism and sleep difficulties!

I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs to see my son sat at the kitchen table smiling at me ...
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The Disneyland Paris Priority Card and how it works if you are taking an Autistic child

The Disneyland Paris Priority Card and how it works if you are taking an Autistic child

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Please feel free to follow my blog or like my Facebook ...
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Friday evenings when you have an Autistic child!

Friday evenings when you have an Autistic child!

I had run out of options. I had no distraction tools, no calm down tools and no energy left to ...
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