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.

Because educating young people about mental health and well-being is no simple task

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.…/2018/…/180104160813.htm

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On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across sexes. The findings add to the growing evi...

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.

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Why tell your child they have autism? New book 'Talking With Your Child About Their Autism Diagnosis' is a guide to aid discussion and understanding.

My own dentist is great with children with ASD. Check out the Dental Suite in Bray, Ireland

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater....

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:…/learning-from-autistic-persp…

Hope to catch you then,

Welcome to the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) online 'Autistic perspectives' event. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences week, which runs from 06 - 10 November 2017. On 07 November 2017 between 19:00 - 21:00, our speakers will be available online as a panel to…

Parties: How to Make Communication a Piece of Cake for Kids with Autism…/

While it’s true that any birthday girl or boy can open gifts and blow out candles, this very special event deserves special attention for your child with autism which may otherwise be overlooked. Age and Time Although they are usually able to tell you how old they are, some children with autism tend...
Training a child to use the potty can be hard—and teaching a child with autism to use the potty can be even harder. As we know, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can take a little longer to master many everyday skills. From learning new routines, to knowing when it’s time to use...

This has been helpful with my own 4 year old who has been finding her emotions a little overwhelming.

How we react to our kids’ emotions has an impact on the development of their emotional intelligence.


A brain region that processes emotions tends to be smaller in children who have both autism and anxiety than in those who have autism alone.

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?…/

It may be important to explain autism to the classmates. This might be done by the child's teacher with the parents' permission or...
People are calling us CRAZY for Giving Away These FULL colored HD Picture ASD Communication Cards for FREE! Hold your breath, coz there is MUCH more!
Kids with slow processing speed often feel anxious, and some develop an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety, slow processing speed and how to help your child.
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Tiffany N Jesse Stafford

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!
#inclusion #weareinthistogether

UPDATE: here is a blog post with how I created this document:…/how-to-make-one-page-pr…

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Amazing Things Happen

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:

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"I'm not faking being sick. I've been faking being well."

Back to basics....

As we have evolved a little bit in our use of AAC – I found that it was time to update some of our low tech options so that there was a consistent core communication board on all the low tech…

I have a child with ASD and believe an autism unit in every school is a basic must have along with trained tutors

934 signatures are still needed!
David Mcgrath just signed this petition on Change....