Hello, welcome to Winging it, where I'll be sharing information, news, and much more for parents and carers of children with special needs, or anyone who knows either a parent, carer, or child with special needs. Winging it will be updated weekly, this week I've written about stimming, shoe shopping tips and schools. And there's some... Continue Reading →
Shopping is not always easy with an autistic child. Shops are stressful environments, there are lots of people, smells, usually music (which in some shops is ridiculously loud) and very bright lights. With shoe shopping, throw in the necessary interaction with shop staff, measuring feet, and lots of shoes to choose from.(my boys find it... Continue Reading →
Stimming. Self-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or repetitive movement of objects common in individuals with developmental disabilities, but most prevalent in people with autistic spectrum disorders. (From Wikipedia). Stimming is not exclusive to people with autism, most of us stim without even realising it. I... Continue Reading →
This page on the National Autistic Society website gives a clear, no nonsense, easy to understand explanation of Autism and is my first point of reference whenever I'm trying to explain Autism to somebody.
Disabled children in England finding it increasingly hard to access council care, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/22/disabled-children-in-england-finding-it-increasingly-hard-to-access-council-care?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Did you know that Cineworld have an autism friendly screening every month? The lighting is kept on during the screening The volume levels are reduced There are no ads or trailers Seating is not allocated Customers are allowed to bring their own food and drink Screenings are at 11am on the first Sunday of every... Continue Reading →
I know from experience that some days making dinner for yourself gets bumped right down to the bottom of your priorities and its easy to get stuck in a rut throwing together the same thing every evening, so I'm going to try to bring you quick easy meal ideas every week. This is perfect when... Continue Reading →