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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.

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 and executive functioning

Do you get frustrated with the young autistic person you care for because they seem unable to carry out a simple task without zoning out, getting frustrated...

Phone and email support service

Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including telephone and email support. We offer the option for either an appointment for 30-minute advice calls or...

The BAS parent/carer befriending scheme

**Our Befriending Scheme is currently paused for the summer and will return in September. To apply for a befriender from September, please use the form below**...

What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects things like communication and social interaction. It also has an impact on the way people act and think. People can...

SEND national crisis

This is guest post written by Jade Page, who writes about autism on her blog The Autism Page.  Jade is a full time mum to her two boys aged six and four. ...

Common autism traits

Here are some common traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Not all autistic individuals will have all of these traits; this is a general guide. Social...

Meltdown management and recovery

A few years ago I was out with my daughter (7 at the time) when she had a meltdown. It was a very cold and windy day and this provoked sensory overload for her...

Tips for transition from school to home

Trawl any online autism forum or community and one of the most common issues discussed regularly between parent carers is “why is my child behaving in school...

The dangers of Roblox

I am writing this true account of what has happened to my son to protect other children and also to answer the question being thrown around about whether or...

How and when to use deep pressure

For some autistic children who may be on the cusp of a meltdown or shutdown, a reassuring touch from a parent or loved one can make a difference. There is a...

What is neurodiversity?

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate within the autistic community about what ‘neurodiversity’ actually means. Autism and neurodiversity fit...

If it isn’t autism, what could it be?

Many have been there. The news that your child could have autism, then a two-year wait for an assessment to be done, followed by a wait for the results and...

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