The Hanging Gate, Chapel-en-le-Firth

As we walked in the door, we were greeted by a snowman in a winter wonderland of what could better be described as a Christmas grotto than a pub! 

The Ulster American Folk Park, Northern Ireland

We visited The Ulster American Folk Park on our first day in Northern Ireland. The park is a living museum with houses and buildings as they were years ago and actors dressed up throughout.

Endeavour Short Breaks

Endeavour is based in Somerton in Somerset. Used during the week to provide short breaks for people with learning disabilities, Endeavour to achieve is a respite, independent living project for individuals, small groups and families with members with learning disabilities and autism. The project gives them the opportunity to learn independence skills in a homely environment. 

Tribe DIY at home experience

I was so impressed with this online experience. Obviously the theatre company has a lot of experience in providing shows for autistic children and a lot of thought has gone into how the show can be adapted for home use. It is done extremely well -any sensory seeker would love it!

How to use the DAS pass and fast passes to avoid queues at Walt Disney World, Florida

To get the best possible chance of minimising queues and having a less stressful day, you are going to want to combine three things – the DAS pass, fast passes and touring plans. I am going to explain the best ways of doing this and also some exceptions for individual rides and parks.

The prisoner like locking up of autistic people and PDAers needs to stop!

The statistics are shocking. Sky news have revealed that at least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to “barbaric” secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015. 9 of these were under 35! The number of children held in these places has doubled since 2015. Doubled.

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 raise 4 autistic daughters in a neurotypical world. Lisa blogs at Autistsix.com and her blog is definitely worth a read. I would like to thank Lisa for taking the time to give such detailed and honest answers

10 ideas for an autism friendly, all inclusive school playground.

The school playground, especially if its a large school, can be a daunting and scary place for autistic children. There is a lot going on, a lot of noise, a lot of people and this can all be anxiety provoking and confusing.
Here are ten great ideas schools could try to help make playtime more bearable for autistic children and those with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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

I am doing a series of Sunday interviews with autistic adults because their voices and opinions are so important. Hopefully the interviews will raise some awareness and understanding, as well as give parents of children with autism some insight from the answers.

Flashbacks and autistic children

A flashback is a sudden, powerful re-experience of a past experience or part of a past experience. These experiences can be happy, sad or even painful or traumatic. A flashback is usually involuntary and often the person having the flashback re-lives the original experience, unable to distinguish it as a memory

We take everything we know about parenting and turn it on its head.

This video is inspired by an older post of mine called Backwards Parenting. I have certainly had to take everything I previously knew about parenting and turn it on its head. I expect many of my readers will have too!

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