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, when the first professional said my son had autism it was…

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What is Autism?

What is Autism?

There are so many misunderstandings, preconceptions and stereotypes with autism it is easy to get the wrong information.  Over the past couple of … 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.  … 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 … View Post
Social Stories

Social Stories

Social Stories are a fantastic tool for you to exchange information and communicate with a child.  They can provide a great mechanism to … View Post
Our Sleep Routine

Our Sleep Routine

My autistic child won’t sleep Sleep is an area I have really struggled with.  Any new parent learns very quickly why … View Post
The Autism Show

The Autism Show

17th June 2017, ExCel London My first Autism Show! Not long after my son was diagnosed with autism last year I saw adverts for the 2016 … View Post
Top 7 Messy Play Activities

Top 7 Messy Play Activities

Most kids find messy play impossible to resist.  If you really can’t stand the thought of messy play in your house, … View Post
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

What is a Common Assessment Framework / CAF? The Common Assessment Framework (CAF), it is a standardised document / assessment that is used across various agencies … View Post