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Summer Newsletter 2016

Autism Show Manchester The Autism Show in Manchester opens its doors on Friday and we’ll be there! Jam packed with speakers, features and the largest selection of autism products and services in the UK. Come along and hear Clare speaking about her family’s experience of using visual supports (Saturday at 10.20am) and visit us on stand B18 for […]

Schools’ Autism Awareness Week

Did you know this week is Schools’ Autism Awareness Week? Orkid Ideas are supporting this campaign, promoted by the National Autistic Society, by offering schools the chance to try a TomTag visual timetable kit completely free. Our unique visual support tools can be easily personalised for each child and are portable, robust and very convenient to use. A TomTag I know […]

Spreading our wings (and tags!)

We’re delighted to add a new name to our stockist page – See Me Shine Kids – in Australia! When Leah got in touch to say how much she loved TomTag, we knew it would be a great fit with her other products and we related to her passion to help children of all abilities reach their full […]

TomTag – Feb 2015 update

Since the first batch of TomTags rolled off the production line back in 2012, we’ve been developing, learning and adapting our products to meet the needs and requirements of our customers. TomTag has developed beyond ‘the cool tool to help kids pack their bags for school’ that we started out with. Whilst this is still a key product in our range […]

October Events with TomTag

October events Meet the Orkid Ideas team and see all our TomTag products first-hand. It’s going to be another busy month! Here are some of the events we’ll be attending. If you know of any other suitable events near you, please let us know.   CAMBRIDGE Thu 2nd Oct Autism Network Event & Parent Roadshow The […]

June news

Our first trip this month will take us to Stafford visiting the NAS branch support meeting there this week to talk to the group about TomTag and how it might help their children. Anyone visiting Kidz South in Reading should pop along to the Disabled Living information table where they will be able to find […]

April and May news

In April, we celebrated Autism Awareness Month with a series of blogs from our personal experiences of living with autism. Firstly we touched on helpful strategies for coping with anxieties in Autism – understanding and managing anxiety, moved on to tips to develop conversation and pragmatic skills in Waiting for others to come to you? and finished off […]

North, South, East and West

The first quarter of 2014 has seen us out and about with TomTag again. We introduced our new information resource packs for professionals which have been really popular. Feedback suggests you are finding these a great way to present TomTag as a useful resource to the families you are working with. In February, we braved […]

TES SEN Show and The Schoolwear Show

It was a bit of a logistical challenge and a pretty exhausting few days but we had such great responses about TomTag and our new stickers at these events that it was definitely all worthwhile. We’ve now got plenty to keep us occupied following up on all the contacts made and sending out orders. Thank […]

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