Adult Autism What Does an Autistic Meltdown Feel Like?
autism meltdown

16 Jun 2024

What Does an Autistic Meltdown Feel Like?

Autistic Meltdowns are something that many autistic people have to deal with. From an outside perspective, it can sometimes look like a temper tantrum or …

Autism/ASD The History of Autism
history of autism

07 May 2024

The History of Autism

The word autism was first used medically by Swiss psychiatrist Paul Eugen Bleuler in the early 20th Century. However, the meaning of the word has …

Adult Autism Types of Autism Explained

11 Apr 2024

Types of Autism Explained

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined by a range of symptoms and degree of needs. All individuals with ASD will share autistic traits, such as …

Adult Autism Eye contact in adults with autism
eye contact in adults

05 Feb 2024

Eye contact in adults with autism

Autism spectrum disorder or ASD is defined by several different traits, such as difficulty in social situations, special interests and sensory processing differences. While autism …

Autism/ASD Are there early signs of Autism in babies?
are there early signs of autism in babies

11 Jan 2024

Are there early signs of Autism in babies?

Yes, some children show signs of autism, even as babies. As a parent, you’ll gain first-hand insight into your child’s development as they build new …

ADHD How to tell your child about their ADHD or autism diagnosis

30 Nov 2023

How to tell your child about their ADHD or autism diagnosis

Telling your child about a diagnosis for autism or ADHD can be challenging for parents, as well as extended family members. Explaining the diagnosis to …

Autism/ASD The overlap between ASD and ADHD difficulties

16 Nov 2023

The overlap between ASD and ADHD difficulties

Autism and ADHD are neurodevelopmental conditions, which are present from birth. People with Autism and ADHD develop differently from neurotypical people, which can impact their …

Autism/ASD Personal experiences of those with autism and the people around them…

28 Nov 2022

Personal experiences of those with autism and the people around them…

When parents or carers are trying to research Autism on the internet and find out more for themselves, it can be incredibly daunting. There is …

Adult Autism Getting an autism diagnosis for my adult daughter

28 Nov 2022

Getting an autism diagnosis for my adult daughter

For the past 33 years I have worried about Lucy (please note that we have changed the name in this blog for privacy reasons). Anxious …

Autism/ASD What are the symptoms of Autism?

28 Nov 2022

What are the symptoms of Autism?

When we have a question…we often Google…. But sometimes you cannot find the answer you are looking for – or maybe you are not asking …

Autism/ASD Will a private autism diagnosis be recognised?

26 Nov 2022

Will a private autism diagnosis be recognised?

Is a private autism diagnosis recognised by health or education services? It’s one of the questions that we get asked a lot when adults and …

Autism/ASD Fixations in Autism

21 Nov 2022

Fixations in Autism

In the next blog of our series detailing some of the symptoms of autism, of which there are many, we look at another common characteristic …