Schools out for Summer

It’s that time of year again when many parents dread the long weeks ahead as the routine of our children is disrupted by the school summer holidays. Here is some advice that may help.

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Calming Strategies for Autism

For our children on the autism spectrum there are many things throughout the day that can unexpectedly trigger stress, anxiety  and frustrations. Let's explore some calming strategies.

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Social Anxiety and Autism

In common with many children on the autism spectrum,  both my boys suffer degrees of social anxiety. My eldest boy is the most impacted and also has signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Education is key to Autism Acceptance

This week is world autism acceptance week, and I came across a quote that summed up for me the challenge children and adults on the autism spectrum face to achieve equality and acceptance: "Autism is not a choice, but acceptance is."

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