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Autism Awareness Week 2017

The world can be a daunting, confusing and stressful place for children with autism and particularly so when they are at school.   In support of World Autism Awareness Week and the NAS focus on raising awareness, understanding and acceptance of autism at school, we’ve put together some tips on how TomTag visual resources can support […]

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 […]

TomTag life skill of the month – coping with Christmas – Dec 2015

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – but not for everyone. Christmas can be a magical and exciting time but for many children with autism the festive period is anything but wonderful. Changes in routine, a house pulsating with flashing Christmas lights and a steady stream of visitors can be overwhelming and lead to sensory […]

TomTag life skill of the month – simple meals – Nov 2015

Involving children in meal choices and preparation can help to improve their eating habits and establish a healthy relationship with food. They’re also learning important life skills vital for future independence. Food preferences and eating habits often develop early in life. Helping to prepare their own meals can encourage an interest in healthier foods or persuade picky eaters […]

TomTag life skill of the month – household chores – Oct 2015

We often find that it’s quicker and easier to do household chores ourselves but getting kids involved when they’re young (and eager!) will set them up well for later life. Children learn how to look after themselves and their home and become familiar with concepts such as teamwork and the discipline of routine. Sharing out the housework has the […]