Applying for DLA for a child with autism

Do you need DLA for a child with autism? Are you thinking about or need to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).  It is a mammoth form and a very daunting task.  No one wants…

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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 about Autism

Books about Autism

Here is a list of some of the books about autism that I have read recently about autism that I recommend, it also includes … View Post
Attention Autism

Attention Autism

After a long wait we finally had an appointment with the complex needs speech and language team.  I was pretty disappointed to hear … View Post
A quick guide to autism

A 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
What is Autism?

What is Autism?

There are so many misunderstandings about autism and there are many different opinions.  Over the past couple of years I have read a significant … View Post
Specialist Education Provision for children under 16 in the West of England

Specialist Education Provision for children under 16 in the West of England

When I started to look at local specialist schools in the West of England I assumed there would be a full list somewhere.  There … View Post
Early Years Support

Early Years Support

Personally I was wary of putting my son (first born) into nursery at 20 months old, he seemed so young and we were starting to … View Post
PECs – Picture Exchange Communication System (Phase One)

PECs – Picture Exchange Communication System (Phase One)

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS®  has really changed our lives for the better.  My son is almost four years old and I would … View Post
Social Stories

Social Stories

Social Stories are a fantastic tool for you to exchange information with a child.  They can provide a great mechanism to introduce or discuss … View Post