Autism with Age – a blog by Fay, age 15

Autism with Age – a blog by Fay, age 15

Hiya, my name is Fay and I’m 15 years old. My fave colour is actually now blue, I like food – a lot (cake any day!). Oh and I STILL have autism! So a common misconception of ASD is that there’s a cure, suddenly a miracle company can invent some magical drug to make...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Perfectionism – what is it? * Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes * Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks * Easily frustrated and gives up easily * Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation * Overly...
Parental burn out

Parental burn out

  You did it! Congratulations you survived Christmas, and are now ready to face 2019. January can be a tough month, you may still feel exhausted after all the present buying, wrapping, cooking, family visiting, not to mention helping your child to stay calm and...
Tips for a calm Christmas

Tips for a calm Christmas

Have a timetable displayed so children can see what will be happening, what day is visiting family, what day are family or friends coming to the house, what day is the Christmas fair, when do the decorations go up and come down, when is back to school. The more...
Benefits of a Sensory Room

Benefits of a Sensory Room

Sensory Room A Sensory Room is a specially designed room that combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. You may find the following in a Sensory Room: Lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas This safe...
School Refusal

School Refusal

SO TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL AND PREDICTABLY OUR YOUNGEST SON WAS REFUSING TO ENTERTAIN THE IDEA. WE HAD PREPARED HIM FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, SPOKEN ABOUT IT, HAD THE UNIFORM ALL READY AND IN SIGHT. We had even decided upon a fun activity that would...