National autistic society calls on government to halt its proposed changes to PIP. https://twitter.com/autism/status/836545486551138305
The next screening will be the LEGO Batman movie on Sunday 5th march. Cineworld autism friendly screening.
I'm going to be attending the Autism show this year, (see here for more details). Two of the workshops that I'm particularly interested in are Lego therapy LEGO® Therapy has become increasingly popular over recent years and has been shown to benefit autistic children and young people by improving language development, social interaction and fine motor skills.... Continue Reading →
Why are so many SEN pupils excluded from school? https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/oct/27/why-are-so-many-sen-pupils-excluded-from-school-because-we-are-failing-them
I found Light Hearts UK on twitter. (@LightHeartsUK) They have a free 10 week online course for sufferers of depression and anxiety. I've had a look and it looks really good. I've actually signed up for it. There's more information here.
You can get a Pink card from Bristol City Council by adding your child to the Disabled Child Register. You can use it as proof of disability and to get a carer’s discount at many local attractions. You do not need a diagnosis to get a Pink Card, and it generally arrives within a week. Click... Continue Reading →
How manageable is the journey? Is my child eligible for transport? Will my child cope with the size of the building? Is the environment over-stimulating? (Lights, displays) How many children in a class? Is there a quiet space/room where my child can relax/calm down? Is the site secure? If my child runs are they safe? ... Continue Reading →
With my own child the decision as to whether he went to a mainstream or special needs school was eventually taken out of my hands. After some disastrous experiences in two schools, one a mainstream, the other a mainstream school with an ASD unit, it was absolutely clear that he couldn't cope in a mainstream... Continue Reading →