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 young children. I find it best to have a range of…

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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) … View Post
How to Choose a school for your autistic child

How to Choose a school for your autistic child

Finding the right school for my kids is something I agonised over for both of my boys.  There are so many decisions to … View Post
ZOG for Christmas

ZOG for Christmas

Regular readers will know that we are big Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans.  So the animated film adaptations of their books is … 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&… View Post
Finding motivating toys for my autistic children

Finding motivating toys for my autistic children

When my eldest son was a toddler one of the hardest things was finding ways to engage him. I remember trying to play with … View Post
Kindness in Keynsham – Keynsham Kindness Festival 2018

Kindness in Keynsham – Keynsham Kindness Festival 2018

I am writing this post as my support for the Keynsham Kindness Festival 3rd-13th November 2018. 8 years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I … View Post
Autism, Special Interests & Puzzles

Autism, Special Interests & Puzzles

For a while Puzzles were a big thing in our house. From age 3-4 puzzles was the main thing my son wanted to do.&… View Post
Autism Statistics

Autism Statistics

Did you know? 700,000 in the UK are on the autistic spectrum, that’s more than 1% of the population Almost 50% of people with autism … View Post
Messy kids and piles of laundry!

Messy kids and piles of laundry!

I can’t believe my little boy has just started school!  My 5 year old has autism and after getting his Education, Health … View Post