Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

The unstructured time of the holiday brings its own set of challenges for children with Autism, and their families, so many will be looking forward to getting back to normal term-time routine! Some children will be dreading going back but even for those desperate to get back to school like my son, it is a… Continue reading Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

The Pressure Vest: Calming Strategies For Fizzy Moments

I wrote a few months ago about my son's recent Occupational Therapy assessment. You can read about it in more detailĀ hereĀ but the basic gist is that he may have Developmental Co-ordination Disorder as well as Autism (which he was diagnosed with 3 years ago at the age of 4). The boy is often fizzy, a… Continue reading The Pressure Vest: Calming Strategies For Fizzy Moments

Back to School Organisational Aids: Supporting Independence and Organisational Skills

My eldest, who is autistic, starts Junior School this week and prepations have already been underway for a few weeks. Getting back into the routines of school is a bit of a challenge for any child after six weeks of chilling, later mornings and a generally more relaxed pace of life. The boy finds the… Continue reading Back to School Organisational Aids: Supporting Independence and Organisational Skills

Useful Autism Resources: Finding Help and Support

Three years ago, after the boy was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, I floundered about on my own trying to find the information and support I needed to  help him. I thought I would share some of the resources I have found useful to help others in going through the diagnosis process. You can never… Continue reading Useful Autism Resources: Finding Help and Support