School Transition

The transition to school is one of the first big events in a child’s life. It is equally terrifying as it is exciting for you and your child.  For children with autism change can be…

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One Page Profile

One Page Profile

What is a One Page Profile & who needs one? A one page profile is a summary of what is important to a person … View Post
PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

PECS Phase 3 – Picture Discrimination

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS® is how we communicate with my non-verbal son. He started using PECS when he was 2 years old, … View Post
Creating Visual Aids with DesignCap

Creating Visual Aids with DesignCap

I was never very good at art and I probably avoided it as I grew up with a house full of artists!   … View Post
The Sensory Side of Autism

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 … View Post
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