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Back to school – new bundles to help with anxiety and organisation

You’ve got the uniform, the new shoes, pencil-case and stationery and they’re all neatly labelled with your child’s name – but being ready to start or go back to school isn’t just about having all the right kit.    Starting school for the first time, going to a new school or moving to a new […]

Coping with going shopping

Many shopping experiences can be extremely difficult to cope with for autistic individuals and those who care for them. Changes to  routine, difficult social interactions with strangers and overwhelming sensory experiences are just some of the issues that can cause stress, anxiety, fear and meltdowns. So why do we bother? We all need food to […]

TomTag life skill of the month – appointments – May 2016

Fear of the unexpected, communication difficulties and sensory processing issues are some of the reasons why going to appointments at the doctor, dentist or hairdresser can be challenging and distressing for people with autism. In this final post of our Life Skills blog series, we’ll look at how you can help your child prepare for health-related appointments and develop […]