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Supporting autistic children through bereavement.

Written by Kirsten Illingworth Specialist TA with Reachout ASC. “Autistic children  may react to a bereavement in different ways to neurotypical children. Some of the underlying perceptual and processing difficulties observed in autistic children may affect their understanding of death and their reaction to a bereavement. Autistic children, like any others, need their grief both […]

Supporting SEND pupils during School Covid Testing

Even though we are in Lockdown 3 many secondary schools have vulnerable and SEND children in school and WILL be doing the Covid Testing that the government brought in at the beginning of term. Here is as much information as I could find for you. I am a child who thrives on routine and familiarity, […]

SEND book Review

​Inclusion for Primary School Teachers by Nancy Gedge Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by Cherryl Drabble  Both published by Bloomsbury (2016) Reviewing these books was a little daunting.   I know both these ladies well and have great respect for their SEND knowledge and experience.  If you follow either of them on Twitter, you will know […]

Lego based therapy courses.

Our Lego Based Therapy Courses are now available online We have developing an online version of our Lego Based Therapy training which works best be for 2 adults from the same setting.  In the afternoon you would be working with 3 children in your bubble for 45 minutes.   For full details (and you can […]

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our new website Lockdown gave us some time to work on updating our website and bring to you an updated and more accessible look.  Please do have a scout through our pages…

5 Ways to support Autistic Students through Exams

It’s that time of year again. Emma and I have been spending some of last sessions with our autistic Y11 students, supporting them and their teachers through these next few weeks as the GCSE exams loom. We thought it may be a good time share some of the wisdom we have learned along the way.   […]

Have you noticed? Girls on the Autistic Spectrum.

I’ve recently worked with some schools to assess and apply for an autism diagnosis for girls.  What was interesting was that each school had had some autism training from me and began to realise that these girls showed some of the same characteristics that I had spoken about.   For some, the diagnosis was straight forward. […]