Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Marking the end of AutismAwareness month with our top posts

Autistic and neurotypical kids at the aquarium

It's the end of World Autism Awareness Month.  Along with millions of people worldwide, I am, always, hopeful that the week will help highlight what autism is and is not and how fabulous people with autism (like two of my kids) are and also how challenging life can be for them and those who care for them sometimes.   The hope is that awareness leads to acceptance - that's the real goal. So here's my top five autism awareness posts from my blog.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

How diet can affect the sleep quality of autistic kids

Sleeping child

Many people of the autistic spectrum have sleeping difficulties.  Our eldest has trouble getting to sleep and our middle son had real challenges staying asleep throughout the night.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

SATS preparation for our autistic and ADHD son

It may be the Easter break but that doesn't mean learning stops.  Or more accurately, for our son Anthony, preparation for SATS. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

No heat required - Easter Chocolate Nests recipe and activity

Easter nests

One of my kids loves cooking and baking but with three kids and some with disabilities, it’s not always easy. Things can get messy and using the hob and oven can be dangerous with them all around.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

SEND & SpectrumSunday 82

It's been a busy Autism Awareness week - but whatever SEND related awareness you are trying to raise, you are welcome here. I'd love you to come share your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky - the place you can share and find blog posts about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

When I realised my son might be different #autismawareness

Anthony was a May baby. The timing worked really well. It wasn’t too hot for the last few months of pregnancy and by the time Anthony was a few months old it was beautiful sunshine and walks in the park. Every now and again we went with the antenatal class mums and their kids.

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