Statistics from the National Autistic Society indicate that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Everyday life can become a real challenge and family activities that many of us take for granted become stressful. But with…
April 1, 2018
There have been some heartbreaking stories in the news and on social media about children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) being excluded from parties and play dates, leading to children feeling isolated, and parents becoming upset and frustrated. Social situations can be challenging for children with ASD; different noises and smells, and unpredictability, can be overwhelming for them. But this doesn’t…
April 1, 2018
If you see a child in a wheelchair, it is easy to understand why they would need a ramp to get up a step. However, it’s much harder for those who are not familiar with ‘invisible’ needs and disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to recognise that assistance and support are essential to the…
September 12, 2017
We explore why Fidget spinners have rapidly become the latest craze in schools and why schools are quickly banning them from classrooms.
May 25, 2017
With the unpredictable routines that Christmas brings, this time of year can be difficult for a Child with ASD. Here’s our guide on how to get through it.
December 5, 2016