Using visual aids to support an individual’s understanding

Visual aids and social stories really have made a huge difference in our house.  The first few times I used them with my autistic son I felt like it was a waste of time and…

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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 on … 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 with which cards … View Post
Applying for DLA for a child with autism

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 … 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 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 that … 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