The Small Things

The Small Things

When one child learns to read their first book, another might have said "mum" for the first time. When one ...
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The Family Visit

The Family Visit

I'm walking slowly downstairs, mummy came to get me so I have to but I still don't feel right. There ...
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Last night my autistic son punched a hole in the wall because of a salad!

Last night my autistic son punched a hole in the wall because of a salad!

All of a sudden my relatively calm and quiet house escalated into the sort of noisy chaos that has the ...
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All about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans! 

All about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans! 

An Education and Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) is a legal document. It describes the child's needs with regard to ...
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Fidget toys and how they can be useful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Fidget toys and how they can be useful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Often children with autism have high levels of anxiety. This anxiety makes it difficult for them to focus because their brains ...
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Memory problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Memory problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Struggling with memory can have an impact on many areas of an Autistic child's life. Memories help people connect socially, ...
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Family Fund and how they can help families raising children with disabilities 

Family Fund and how they can help families raising children with disabilities 

About a year ago my son had a meltdown and in the process managed to have a fight with his ...
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Autism and Addiction

Autism and Addiction

Interestingly, studies have found that Autistic individuals and those with autistic traits are no more likely to drink than people ...
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To the parent who is finding it difficult...

To the parent who is finding it difficult…

Many years later, when my marriage fell apart and I was left trying to piece back together two small childrens ...
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Backwards Parenting

Backwards Parenting

Instead of telling our PDAers what to do, we let them think they are in charge, they are less anxious ...
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How I manage Christmas with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

How I manage Christmas with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Father Christmas only brings a stocking each and he very helpfully puts the same things in them every year! There ...
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Schools in the Uk which arrange for children to be educated at home via tutors, or only allow them access to school for short periods are NOT meeting needs!

Schools in the Uk which arrange for children to be educated at home via tutors, or only allow them access to school for short periods are NOT meeting needs!

There are many, many Autistic children and children with Sensory Processing Difficulties who are "attending" certain schools, yet in reality ...
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