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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Research Looking at Strengths.

Most autism related research focusses understandably on the disabling aspects of the condition, however this recent, albeit small, study focusses on strengths. I certainly observe these characteristics in the spectrum kids I know.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27457365

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mind Map.

If your teacher and child's aides are open to ideas on how best to support your child, and let's face it, they absolutely should be, this mind map provides a really useful list of strategies to keep in mind. Although it was designed with PDA (Pathalogical Demand Avoidance - see previous post) in mind, it does apply to all children on the spectrum.

Feel free to print and share with your schools.

http://www.pdasociety.org.uk/education/mind-map

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Do You Know What PDA is?

This particular aspect of the autism spectrum is not widely acknowledged beyond the UK, yet as a parent who lives with a kid who fits the description perfectly, I'd like to see wider acknowledgement.

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/pda.aspx 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Autism Specific School for Perth?

I live in a large and prosperous state, yet we do not have a school dedicated to teaching kids on the autism spectrum. I know some awesome parents who are rallying to change that. If you want to show them some support you can join the FB page to stay up to date,

https://www.facebook.com/AutismschoolforPerth/