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All of our posts on the subjects of autism, autistic children, Aspergers, pathological demand avoidance (PDA), autism diagnosis, therapy and more.

Meltdown management and recovery

A few years ago I was out with my daughter (7 at the time) when she had a meltdown. It was a very cold and windy day and this provoked sensory overload for her...

Tips for transition from school to home

Trawl any online autism forum or community and one of the most common issues discussed regularly between parent carers is “why is my child behaving in school...

The dangers of Roblox

I am writing this true account of what has happened to my son to protect other children and also to answer the question being thrown around about whether or...

How and when to use deep pressure

For some autistic children who may be on the cusp of a meltdown or shutdown, a reassuring touch from a parent or loved one can make a difference. There is a...

What is neurodiversity?

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate within the autistic community about what ‘neurodiversity’ actually means. Autism and neurodiversity fit...

Be wary of autism ‘cures’

In just about any situation, you want to do anything to make your child’s life more bearable. Tried-and-tested ways of helping like listening to them, giving...

How to get an EHCP yourself

We regularly hear from the parents we support that their child’s school is not helping them get an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for their child...

How to handle bullying at school

For all children, being at school should be a fun and fascinating experience. Learning new things, making friends and enjoyment are part of the journey from...

Autism and peer support: A valuable tool

For most people, friendships are what help to make life bearable. When we’re at our lowest ebb, it’s always comforting to have someone close to us offering a...

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