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All of our posts on the subjects of autism, autistic children, Aspergers, pathological demand avoidance (PDA), autism diagnosis, therapy and more.

EHCPs: a beginner’s guide

If you are a parent or carer of a newly diagnosed autistic child you have probably heard a lot of talk about EHCPs, or as they used to be called colloquially...

BAS Scoops Diversity Award!

The lockdown achievements of charity Bristol Autism Support (BAS) have been recognised with a prestigious award. The Bristol Diversity Awards named BAS as its...

School support for autistic children

Some parents of autistic children experience difficulties when dealing with schools in terms of getting the right support for their child. Here are the local...

Sensory issues and autism

This is a guest post by Loren Snow, an autistic public speaker and trainer. He is also the creator of Autism Academy, an excellent video library resource. ...

What is PDA?

Have you heard of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)? What exactly is it? Is it a type of autism? Might your child have it? What strategies can parents use to...

Start here

If you are worried that your child may be autistic, or are going through the diagnosis process, or have just or recently received a diagnosis of Autism...

The importance of autism acceptance

Autism is a developmental, neurological disability. It impacts on how an autistic individual communicates, learns and relates to the world. It can also affect...

Tips for challenging behaviour

Many parents who have challenging children think that they are alone in what they are going through. We’ve been supporting parents and carers of autistic...

Heavy work: keep your kids moving!

Proprioception tells us where our body is in space, and in relation to other things. Sometimes, autistic individuals may find this difficult to do. This may...

Explaining autism to grandparents

It can be very hard for friends and relatives to understand autism. For grandparents especially, autism is hard to grasp as they may have no experience of it...

Mental health help and support

If you feel you are at the end of your tether, you are not alone. If you need immediate, urgent help with a mental health issue: Blurt The Blurt website offers...

Autism diagnosis and the ADOS assessment

This is a guest post written by Jade Page, one of our trustees. It first appeared on her blog, The Autism Page I didn’t know what to expect when we went to my...

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