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Book review: Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children

Dr Beardon has been working in the field of autism for decades, in capacities ranging from practitioner to researcher to trainer and lecturer. He...

The Challenges of Being an Autistic Mother with Autistic Children

Alicia Trautwein discovered that she was autistic as an adult. Now, she is navigating life with four children, three of whom also have autism.  As...

When judgement becomes a pattern

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Bonnie talks about her struggle as a parent to help her son, Lewis, fit in, as he does not look ‘autistic enough’.  Autism was not...

Shoe fitting: Why the correct footwear is paramount for people with...

Shoe fitting can be a chore for those with autism, writes Peter Varnavas. It’s a lesser known fact that most people with autism are quite...

Moving into adult life with digital stories

Digital stories are a powerful means of expression for voices that can be difficult to hear and could be the way forward in supporting...

Bilingualism and Autism – A Barrier or an Advantage?

Carla Cornelius discusses the positive impact bilingualism can have on children and their families.  Bilingualism, the ability to use two languages with equal or semi-equal...

Siblings of children with SEND should not be left in the...

Grace Williams shares the positive and negative sides of living with a disabled sibling, and makes the case that all siblings of children with...

Book review: Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism: A Psycho-Ecological Approach

Author: Dr A. ShahPublisher: Jessica Kingsley PublishersISBN: 978-1-78592-249-7£19.99 In the introduction, Dr Shah, a consultant clinical psychologist with extensive experience of working with complex issues...

Autism, anxiety and some surprising lockdown wins

We all know about the downsides of quarantine, but Karen Massey shares some surprising upsides to lockdown for children with autism.  A core component of...

Book review: The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide: A Practical Handbook for...

Authors: Y.Purkis & T.MastermanIllustrator: G.MastermanPublisher: Jessica Kingsley PublishersISBN: 978-1-78775-316-7£12.99 The authors of this short publication both have personal experience with autism and are advocates for...

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