Entries by Cathee

What happens during an Autism Assessment ?

We asked one of our families to answer key questions around what happens during an autism assessment How did you feel going to the Autism Assessment? We had mixed feelings about the assessment and whether our son would actually end up with a diagnosis. I’d been worrying about whether he would labelled or miss out […]

Support services – post diagnostic

Post diagnostic workshops We are launching post diagnostic workshops for families and carers of children on the autism spectrum. Our workshops are online or in person and can be in group sessions or as private family groups. The workshops are across 10 weeks and aim to: Help you understand how children on the autism spectrum […]

What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?  ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse. (www.nhs.uk)  Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed before  years old and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they […]

Girls with autism

  According to Autism in Pink autism in women and girls is “often overlooked or diagnosed late”. Here we will explore why more boys than girls are assessed and diagnosed for ASD, how girls are masking their traits and the impact of masking and the signs of autism in girls and women.     Source: […]

What to expect from an Autism Assessment

  Neurodevelopmental Assessments are incredibly beneficial for children and adults because they help us understand our strengths and difficulties. This article gives you more information about what ASD assessments are and when they are useful tools.   Why is it important to get an Autism Assessment? There is currently no known single cause of Autism […]

Choosing a school for a child with Autism or ADHD

There is a huge amount of pressure when it comes down to choosing the right school for your child. This pressure is compounded when you are choosing a school for a child with Autism or ADHD. The priority of course is understanding the child’s individual needs and choosing the right learning environment where they can […]

What are Social Stories?

If you are on the autistic spectrum you may find it hard to master communication and social skills.  Social Stories are a great tool to help autistic children prepare for and respond to situations and events. The idea is simple; through story telling, children can navigate different issues, gain a better understanding of how and […]