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...
World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week March 26th – April 2nd 2018 To mark World Autism Awareness Week, we bring you a review of our activities during the year, along with our thanks for the continued support of our fantastic parents, carers, families and friends – and the...
Eye Contact

Eye Contact

Scientists have shed new light on why people with autism often find it difficult to make eye contact. Research shows that avoidance of eye contact is a way of decreasing an unpleasant sensation caused by an over stimulation in a particular part of the brain and is not...
Not sleeping?

Not sleeping?

As the clocks go back and thoughts turn to how to persuade young children to stay in bed for that extra hour, we take a look at why sleep can be such a struggle for someone on the spectrum and what we can do to help. Sleep problems are thought to affect up to 80% of...