What is an Education Health and Care Plan & how to get one

I was advised to get my son’s Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) started early.  This was great advice, we put the request in a few months after his autism diagnosis at 2.5 years old.…

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10 Famous People who have Autism

10 Famous People who have Autism

As people are becoming more autism aware adult diagnoses are increasing. This post details 10 famous people who are autistic along with how many people … View Post
Using visual aids to support understanding

Using visual aids to support understanding

Visual aids and social stories really have made a huge difference in our house.  Using visual aids enables my non verbal son to … View Post
The Autism Show 2018

The Autism Show 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018, Excel, London So this is my second visit to The Autism Show having attended last year.  Once again it delivered … View Post
Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Now that I have made hundreds of PECS®cards, I thought I would share how I make and store them.   Along … View Post
Applying for DLA for a child with autism

Applying for DLA for a child with autism

Are you thinking about or do you need to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for your child?  It is a mammoth form … View Post
FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

I am so pleased that a few weeks ago I saw an advert on Twitter for FestABLE, the National Festival of Specialist Learning, I … View Post
Books you need to read about Autism

Books you need to read about Autism

Reading is one of the best ways to learn and there are some brilliant books out there about autism. Here are books I have … View Post
How to use Attention Autism to improve communication

How to use Attention Autism to improve communication

If you want to improve a child’s communication the first place to start is with attention. I’m not going to … View Post
A very quick guide to autism

A very quick guide to autism

I am quite reluctant to list traits related to autism as every person with autism is an individual and presents differently. Having said that, … View Post