Caroline Winstanley - Autism SpecialistEducation in Dublin, Ireland
Simple idea, but with great gains.
Current estimates suggest that one in ten children have a clinically diagnosed mental health or behavioural problem, so it’s not hard to see why the idea of “mental health literacy” – or mental health lessons in schools – is going mainstream.
An interesting read.
Girls or women on the spectrum are being called the lost girls - this is because it would seem that autism in girls presents differently to how it presents in b...oys. This article starts to explore what some of these differences might be. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2018/…/180104160813.htm
New book, 'Talking With Your Child About Their Autism Diagnosis', is a guide to aid discussion and understanding between parents and children.
In our latest bl...og, edited and adapted from Chapter 3 of the book, author Raelene Dundon breaks down the reasons why she recommends being open and honest with your child about autism.
My own dentist is great with children with ASD. Check out the Dental Suite in Bray, Ireland
Going to the Dentist Doesn't Have to Be a Challenge with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dentist-visit-shoul…
Wenn Lawson writes: "At 7pm UK time, Nov. 7 the University of Birmingham is hosting a free event, on line. It will be with Damian Milton Sarah Hendrix and Wenn Lawson Feel free to join us at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/…/learning-from-autistic-persp…
Hope to catch you then,
Parties: How to Make Communication a Piece of Cake for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/communication-hand…/
This has been helpful with my own 4 year old who has been finding her emotions a little overwhelming.
If you are looking for a way to explain autism to your child's classmates, this article gives you some idea of how and also includes a few free resources you can download.
What are your tips?
I wanted to share the document I made for Ellie's transition meeting to gen-ed preschool.
Her team LOVED IT!! I followed the direction of the Person-Centered P...lanning / One Page Profile that the amazing Org FACT trains parents on!
I'm going to link the Person-Centered Plan info from FACT below, as well as a video on inclusion that I just watched this week and it gave me so much confidence and hope. Also more info on the site I used to create this document.💗
I'm SO LUCKY to have fellow parents to lean on who have been there before me, and the parents who are embarking on this adventure after me. Grateful is the only word I can think of right now!
UPDATE: here is a blog post with how I created this document: https://our3lilbirds.blogspot.com/…/how-to-make-one-page-pr…
An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It i...s intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.
Visit our website to watch in other languages: http://amazingthingshappen.tv
Back to basics....
I have a child with ASD and believe an autism unit in every school is a basic must have along with trained tutors