AUTISM BLOG

Autism Friendly Interiors 

Autism Friendly Interiors

Interiors has always been a big love of mine, a passion that was passed down from my mother. As a child I moved to 8 different countries and to over 15 houses. My mother always managed to make the house we lived in, whether it be rented or bought, a home for us…

12 Steps to Surviving an ASD Christmas

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Christmas can be such a wonderful time of the year, but for some of us it can be full of anxiety, stress and uncertainty. The lack of routine and the uncertainty of it can really unsettle a child with ASD.Dylan finds Christmas particularly hard. One year he was so excited in the lead up to Christmas and then on the 24th he decided Christmas was not going to happen he wanted it to be the 26th and he would open his presents on the 26th. It was all too overwhelming for him. Over the years I have learnt how to reduce this stress for Dylan and for our family. Here I have put my 12 top tips to surviving an Autistic Christmas.

Our Autism Journey

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TARA LENISTON shares her journey after son Dylan was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By KATE BARBER In her book Coming Home to Autism, Tara writes openly and intimately about the distress and fear that she and husband Andrew experienced when they discovered something was different about their son, and her desperate need to arm […]

Coming home to autism: the parents’ story

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Coming home to autism: the parents’ story 23 July 2018 – Tara Leniston and Andrew Fowler seemed to have it all, she an actress, he a property consultant and former reality TV star. The birth of their son Dylan in 2010 sealed the couple’s happiness but then two years later, the toddler was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. […]