Birthday thank yous!

Birthday thank yous!

We are delighted to be celebrating our 5th birthday and marking the anniversary with theopening of a new Maidenhead town centre office. The move into affordable space, supported by local businesses, means we can meet as ateam, offer private appointments with parents,...
Happy birthday to us!

Happy birthday to us!

We are delighted to be celebrating our 5th birthday and marking the anniversary with the opening of a new Maidenhead town centre office. The move into affordable space, supported by local businesses, means we can meet as a team, offer private appointments with...
Easy-to-access Autism & ADHD services –  A Gem of a find

Easy-to-access Autism & ADHD services –  A Gem of a find

Families struggling to find their way through the special needs maze for their children and young people with Autism and/or ADHD can now set their sights on a service called GEMS – a single point of contact for information, advice and support. Launched in the Autumn,...
Yo! Ho! No!

Yo! Ho! No!

Take a look at tips to help make the festive season fun for everyone with a few well planned action points to support your family member on the autism spectrum. (We know that this year celebrations might be smaller but it can still be stressful if you are on the...
Be back to school ready

Be back to school ready

Preparation is the key to a successful start back to school or move to a new educational setting for our young people on the autistic spectrum. Most of us can recall the tummy tingling anticipation of a return to school as shopping for a new pencil case, shoes, and a...
What’s so special about special interests?

What’s so special about special interests?

From trading card collections to train timetables, dolls to Disney characters, the special Interests of people on the spectrum can be intense and long lasting. But why do they develop, what role do they play and can we accommodate them and keep the whole family happy?...
Using Visual Supports

Using Visual Supports

 ‘A picture paints a thousand words’ – the case for using visual supports As American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane instructed back in 1911 – ‘Use a picture, it’s worth a thousand words.’ That power to convey meaning by taking the fleeting world of the spoken word...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes….

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes….

Planning, preparation and patience are key to creating happy Summer holidays for families when taking the needs of someone on the autistic spectrum into consideration. So along with the sun cream and sandals make sure you pack a few of these handy travel tips. Most...
Help for H.E. students on the autism spectrum

Help for H.E. students on the autism spectrum

To get help with when you are doing a Higher Education course you could apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). There is lots of information on the internet about applying, but this is a few tips from an applicant’s perspective after having gone through the...