Posts Tagged ‘autism’

“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time”

by swisscottage / April 3rd, 2014 / in Archive 2013/14 / 0 Comments
Lower school celebrated World Autism Day yesterday with a Mad Hatter’s Tea party. Snacks, sensory play, bubbles and imaginary tea were on the menu at the party hosted by the white rabbit, Alice and the mad hatter himself. Learners and staff looked fantastic in fancy dress but my personal favourite was the Caterpillar complete with button that said ‘whoooooo are...
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Christmas Social Story

by swisscottage / December 16th, 2013 / in Archive 2013/14 / 0 Comments
Christmas can be an exciting and fun time, but it can also be a little stressful for children and young people with autism. You can download our Christmas social story and calender to help make the change in your child’s daily schedule a little...
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ASD Support Group

by swisscottage / March 15th, 2013 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
The ASD Support Group is a joint collaboration between the Autism Team and the Family and Inclusion Team. This is will be a regular coffee morning for parents to meet, share experiences and support each other. The meeting will take place on Friday 22nd March 2013 from 10 am until 11.30am. In February we hosted the ASD Focus Group chaired by Bev Chambers. At this...
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Tips for parents and carers – Coping with Christmas

by swisscottage / December 14th, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
Christmas cracker
  Christmas is coming, and while it’s an exciting time of year for most people, the Christmas period can sometimes be very stressful for a child with autism. Surprises can sometimes make children and young people with autism very anxious so it is always a good idea to involve your child in the whole Christmas process. Preparation and routine Use a...
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Tips for parents and carers – Communication Temptation

by swisscottage / October 24th, 2012 / in Archive 2012/13 / 0 Comments
Sandpit with smiley face drawn in sand
Most children with Autistic Spectrum Condition find it difficult to communicate or interact with others but there are plenty of ways of helping your child increase their social and communication skills. Encourage requests It is important to create situations where children are motivated to communicate. For example giving a child choices for lunch or activities...
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