The Sensory Side of Autism

I have put off writing this post for some time.  The main reason is that I still haven’t completely got my head around the sensory side of autism.  There are so many factors, it essentially…

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Sensory Toys

Sensory Toys

Sensory support is really important for many people with autism. Unfortunately it can be really hard to identify the right sensory needs particularly for … View Post
Christmas Day Visuals

Christmas Day Visuals

A quick post in this busy week but hopefully still helpful. Everything is different at Christmas and there are many things that can be … View Post
About ASD is now The Autism Page

About ASD is now The Autism Page

I have been unhappy with the name About ASD for some time.  I am not comfortable using the term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) anymore.  … View Post
Christmas Activities for Autistic Children

Christmas Activities for Autistic Children

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year.   A great way for small children to learn about Christmas is to have a wide … View Post
Choosing a school for your autistic child

Choosing a school for your autistic child

Finding the right school for your child can be difficult.  There are lots of decisions to make that will have a big impact on … View Post
ZOG for Christmas 2018

ZOG for Christmas 2018

Regular readers will know that we are big Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans.  So the animated film adaptations of their books is something … View Post
Book Advent Calendar

Book Advent Calendar

My boys are both currently into books, for my eldest autistic son books are his current special interest.  As it was so successful last … View Post
PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

If you don’t know what the Picture Exchange Communication System®/PECS® is then check out my post on phase one. In this post … View Post
Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

Attention builders, reinforcers and motivating toys for autistic toddlers

When my autistic son was a toddler one of the hardest things was finding ways to engage him. I remember trying to play with … View Post