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

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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  ‘statements’. We...

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Sensory issues and autism

This is a guest post by Loren Snow, an autistic public speaker and trainer. If you want to hear more from them you can check out their YouTube here: youtube...

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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 children...

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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.  After her...

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Trustees needed to join our board

Bristol Autism Support is a small but ambitious registered charity, number 1186287, that since 2012, has provided a lifeline of support and information for parents and...

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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 and she...

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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 not the...

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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 them space...

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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. In many...

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