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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 […]

Simple things

It’s often the simplest things that have the biggest impact. A seemingly simple thing that gets forgotten, ignored or left unnoticed can cause a big problem down the line. Simple ideas, simple tools, simple changes might be all that’s needed to solve a problem or do a better job than a complex solution. A Share how […]

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 […]

School morning routines

Getting the whole family ready for school and out of the door on time and with all the right kit is never easy. There’s usually lots of shouting, nagging and panic involved! Chaos or calm? A less stressful and chaotic morning is possible with a little preparation. When children have the skills to get ready independently, […]

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 […]