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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.

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 distress behaviours

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 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**...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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