Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Keeping our autistic kids cool and safe on warm nights

David stands behind a fan

The heat is on.. and so are the warm nights.  Small chat about the weather this week has consisted of the various ways people have been staying cool whilst trying to sleep.  Windows have been opened and fans have been on in an effort to shift some of the slightly cooler air through the homes in our part of London. But not in our house - it's just not safe with our kids.  So what can we do to help us survive the warm nights?

Friday, 22 June 2018

What happened during the England WorldCup game

England Flag

Here are a few examples of what I heard:
"He's not covering the post."

"Shhh."

"Hype... Popcorn"

"Cap, cover the perimeter"

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Organising space for my kids to do their homework


Having a place set for homework is really important to help our autistic and ADHD kids focus.  Some kids and young people need quiet blank rooms and others need the stimulation to focus. As always, go with what works for your kid.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Five simple overlooked expenses linked to having our autistic kids

Autistic boy sitting on grass

A quick search online will reveal a that there's plenty of expensive equipment that we could buy for our autistic boys. But the truth is that some of their autistic traits have some easily overlooked ways of costing money.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

How an idea from Forest Bathing helps us with our worries


I'll be honest, when it was suggested I try out Forest Bathing I pictured a hidden geothermal lagoon. There are a few in the UK and although the physical health benefits of geothermal water are relatively well known, the Forest Bathing I took part in was much more about mental and overall well being that didn’t just apply to me, but also to my kids.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The value of volunteers @metooandco


This week, a smaller but extremely important South West London charity was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).  I couldn't be more pleased.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

SEND & SpectrumSunday #72

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Welcome to our next SEND & Spectrum Sunday linky, where you can link-up and find blog posts about autism, mental health, education and anything related to Autism, SEND parenting. Sensory play, autism, disabilities, mental health (parents or kids), education and any related topics you want to write about are all welcome!

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