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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.

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...

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...

Be wary of autism ‘cures’

In just about any situation, you want to do anything to make your child’s life more bearable. Tried-and-tested ways of helping like listening to them, giving...

How to get an EHCP yourself

We regularly hear from the parents we support that their child’s school is not helping them get an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for their child...

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