Tag - autism

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...

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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.  Most autistic...

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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 Spectrum Disorder...

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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 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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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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How to handle bullying at school

For all children, being at school should be a fun and fascinating experience. Learning new things, making friends and enjoyment are part of the journey from nursery to...

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