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A Residential Journey

It was Year 2 when a Residential School was mentioned.  I put up a brick wall and refused point blankly.  I didn't have children to send them away, besides every

Understanding Why Your Child Chews

The main reason most children chew is related to their sensory processing system, it's very common for autistic children have sensory processing disorder (and experience difficulties with their sensory system).

Parenting #mumsonthespectrum

Disclaimer: I am a 35yo mother to Bear (5yo boy) and The Girl (4 in the Summer). I recently identified myself as Autistic and I am waiting to be contacted

What It Is Like To Be An Additional Needs Mum …

Im Sarah, I am autistic and I have two autistic gorgeous children aged 5 and 7. As much as I adore them and I love being a mum, life is

Mum on the Spectrum – Accommodations & Strengths

I was delighted to write a piece describing my experience being a parent with Autism raising my two children with additional needs. As a single parent, living with my own needs

Autism Mam at Christmas

Like the song says Christmas is the "most wonderful time of the year" I've always been a sucker for Christmas.  As a child I used to love running down stairs

20 Things NO ONE Tells You About Having a Child With Additional Needs!

What nobody tells you about having a child with additional needs! When Jacob got diagnosed with autism almost 7 years ago my world fell apart, he was 18 months of

Make Your Own Pocket Sized Fidgets

Make your own Pocket Fidgets The break from routine towards the end of term and during the holidays is a difficult time for many; additional coping strategies are often needed.

New Years Eve Problems

Many people see the old year out with a party, welcoming in the New Year with toasts of champagne, and exchanging good wishes for a 'Happy New Year'.  There is

Advent Presents Tip

Christmas for someone with Autism can be a very stressful time of the year, one way we have found to help relieve some of that stress is to give advent