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8th March 2023

5 mins read

Autism and sleep

Sleep problems affect over two thirds of autistic children. In this blog, find out the most common sleep issues amongst autistic children as well as strategies to support.

23rd February 2023

4 mins read

Challenging the sensory issue

Sensory challenges can have a significant impact on autistic people's everyday lives. We take a look into the sensory systems to find out why this is and some strategies and tools to support.

13th February 2023

3 mins read

Accessibility for learning

Every child has the right to an education which supports them to achieve a life full of choice and opportunity. Here's how an interdisciplinary approach can help us make the modifications needed to achieve this.

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25th January 2023

3 mins read

Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA): What it is and solutions to help

School absence for students with SEN is increasing. But what is Emotionally Based School Avoidance and how can we support those learners back into school?

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15th December 2022

3 mins read

What is an adaptive curriculum?

Make your classroom more inclusive. By adapting your curriculum you can reach an entire class with the same lesson, find out how to get started today.

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8th December 2022

4 mins read

Dealing with medical appointments

Medical appointments can be confusing and unpredictable for many autistic people. Find out how we work with learners to ease anxieties around attending medical appointments and the impact it's had.

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15th November 2022

4 mins read

ABC, so what? Analysing behaviour data to have impact

With budgets stretched across the country it is more important than ever to take an analytical approach to behaviour to promote inclusion and reduce school placement breakdown

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17th October 2022

3 mins read

Autism in children

What are the signs of autism in children? Does it run in the family? What support can I get? Read on for answers to these and many more questions about autism in children.

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28th September 2022

3 mins read

The importance of person-centred planning and things to consider

Person-centred planning is a great way of ensuring that the individual remains at the heart of any decisions that affect them. Find out more about PCPs and their uses.

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7th September 2022

3 mins read

Transitions: big to small

From big to small, we face transitions every day. Find out how you can support autistic people with transitions and take away key support strategies and resources

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9th August 2022

3 mins read

Reasonable adjustments in the work place

Take a look at some top tips for making your workplace more inclusive: from accessible interviews to support at work.

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15th July 2022

2 mins read

A sponsored silence with a difference: Sophia’s story

Here's how Sophia, 7, raised an incredible £784 by not saying a word... all to support her brother and children like him

30th June 2022

3 mins read

Educating from an autism perspective

Robert, our intern, shares his own personal experiences of school and how neurodiversity can be better supported in the classroom.

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13th June 2022

3 mins read

Starting school transition – a guide for parents and teachers

Starting a new school year can be a difficult time for autistic children. Here are some great tips for parents and teachers to ease the transition.

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31st March 2022

2 mins read

What does meaningful employment look like?

Flexibility is needed, now more than ever, to ensure that autistic people are given the opportunities to access meaningful employment

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3 mins read

Why is employment important to me?

For World Autism Acceptance Week, we spoke to our interns to find out what barriers they have faced in the past and why employment is important to them.

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30th March 2022

3 mins read

A different approach is needed to tackle exclusion rates in autistic children

This week we’re challenging people to think about how they can help change some of the national statistics that exist for autistic children and young adults.

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28th March 2022

3 mins read

Fighting to get the right placement for your child

We spoke to Alison, a BeyondAutism parent, about her fight to secure educational provision for her son, Elliott.

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12th November 2021

2 mins read

How bad do the statistics need to get?

How many more reports and surveys need to be generated before school communities collectively seek solutions

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22nd September 2021

2 mins read

Autism, employment and the change that’s needed

Everyone deserves the opportunity to access meaningful employment. Working has a positive effect on the

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12th May 2021

3 mins read

The genius of Lewis Carroll and how autism impacts creativity

Ever since I was a little girl ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll has been my favourite novel.

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30th April 2021

4 mins read

Autism and being LGBTQ+

In this blog I will discuss the challenges that people with autism who are also LGBTQ+ can face and how being part of both groups can cause challenges on their own.

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24th November 2020

4 mins read

5 things employers should know about autism

What can employers do to promote neurodiversity and support their autistic employees?

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