What is a Social Story? How can they help children with Autism and how to write your own!

What is a Social Story? How can they help children with Autism and how to write your own!

A social story is a description of a situation, activity or event, written in such a way that it describes ...
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Why Autistic children find school difficult in the lead up to Christmas and how we can help to ease the stress!

Why Autistic children find school difficult in the lead up to Christmas and how we can help to ease the stress!

Their world is suddenly different. If a tree and decorations suddenly appear in their classroom then even their environment is ...
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Bed Time!

Bed Time!

I give myself a pat on the back for my achievement of getting both kids in bed before 3am, make ...
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Bullying and children with Autism

Bullying and children with Autism

Unfortunately it is all too common that children showing behaviour different to that of their peers are often picked on ...
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The problem with putting Autistic children straight into mainstream schools and what constitutes "meeting a child's needs" at school?

The problem with putting Autistic children straight into mainstream schools and what constitutes “meeting a child’s needs” at school?

I so very often hear upset parents, at their wits end because their child is not happy or understood at ...
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The dreaded "H" word! Why is homework a problem for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how I solved the problem for my son!

The dreaded “H” word! Why is homework a problem for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how I solved the problem for my son!

Five minutes before you leave you get an email from your boss telling you they need you to stay behind ...
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What is special about my house?

What is special about my house?

Fast forward another year and I walked into the kitchen to see my eleven year old stood with the one ...
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The language we use when talking about Autism

The language we use when talking about Autism

Someone on Twitter pulled me up on my terminology in one of my recent posts. The terminology I had used was ...
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My son's top five helpful sensory items

My son’s top five helpful sensory items

When you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorders there are a great many items out there which could help. Obviously each ...
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When no one turns up to your Birthday party!

When no one turns up to your Birthday party!

On the day I started to receive text messages with random excuses why people couldn't come that had said yes ...
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When school is that hard that your child doesn't want to be alive!

When school is that hard that your child doesn’t want to be alive!

I was sat in a small room at my sons school. His teacher was talking to me about his classwork ...
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The importance of finding time for yourself when parenting children with special needs!

The importance of finding time for yourself when parenting children with special needs!

This is time for you to recuperate, build your energy and patience back up, lower your stress levels and look ...
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