The teacher that didn’t understand.

I saw my baby in the playground so scared because there was too much going on. I saw my little boy confused and all alone. I saw him hating the noise and wanting to get away because there were too many people. I saw him find the only place he could in that busy playground, a bush where no one could get to him.

Reasonable adjustments and equality for autistic children within schools

equality is not treating all children the same, but treating all children with fairness and non-discrimination. Giving all children the means to access their education so they all have the same chance to achieve.

A letter to a teacher from an Autistic child

This video is a thought provoking letter written from the perspective of an Autistic child. It sums up my sons feelings of some issues when he was in primary school. I think a lot of people will be able to relate!

If all children learn in different ways then we should teach the way they learn!

I am, apart from an Autism mum and a blogger, a professional child carer. I have within my care a variety of children, of all ages from birth to 13. Some of these are neurotypical, some are Autistic and some have ADHD. All of them are individuals!

The Muossi Grilli, Saariselka, Finland

The Muossi Grill is located just over the car park from the Holiday Club hotel in Saariselka, Finland.

The building is small but dont let that put you off. Muossi Grill is a Take away which serves burgers, kebabs and hot dogs, including reindeer burgers and hotdogs if you want to try them!

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. Some may be sensory seekers and others sensory avoiders. Their learning styles and abilities will also vary. So is there a way of decreasing anxiety and making a classroom inclusive for all these children without making anyone feel singled out? Here are ten brilliant ideas to try:

A Surprise Birthday Weekend at Maes Tyddyn Cottages in Wales

My step mum had carefully planned a surprise family get together for my Dad’s birthday. There were to be thirteen of us and a dog, all meeting at Maes Tyddyn Cottages in Wales to stay for the weekend

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 taken ten of these which I think would be useful to think about when choosing the right 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 them know the children. A lot of these are changeable jobs or are organised last minute and more often than not parents find that they are not aware of these new people until after they have already dealt with their child. In a lot of cases no information was passed on about their child’s needs. 

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