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...