Autism/ASD How to support parents who have a child with autism

02 Oct 2023

How to support parents who have a child with autism

Supporting a child with autism can be stressful, not just for the parents, but fellow family members and friends. According to the National Autistic Society, …

Adult Autism The benefits of speech and language therapy for autistic people

22 Sep 2023

The benefits of speech and language therapy for autistic people

Speech and language can be useful in helping autistic people overcome challenges with swallowing, eating and communication. Every autistic person will have their own individual …

Adult Autism Why do autism symptoms in adults go unnoticed?

13 Sep 2023

Why do autism symptoms in adults go unnoticed?

Autism can be easily misdiagnosed or undetected among adults, particularly if they mask or don’t display typical traits associated with the condition. Someone who is …

Autism in Women What social communication challenges do women with autism have?

23 Aug 2023

What social communication challenges do women with autism have?

Women with autism have their own set of social difficulties that make it difficult for them to communicate with other people. Turn taking, staying on …

Autism in Women What are the main signs of autism masking in women?

27 Jun 2023

What are the main signs of autism masking in women?

Autism masking (also known as camouflaging) involves suppressing or controlling behaviours that are associated with people on the autism spectrum. Masking is essentially not being …

Autism/ASD Music therapy and autism: how it can help people with ASD

20 Mar 2023

Music therapy and autism: how it can help people with ASD

Music is one of the first mediums that spring to mind as having a therapeutic effect on people. For children and adults with autism, music …

Autism/ASD What are the best sports for a child with autism?

21 Feb 2023

What are the best sports for a child with autism?

Sports provide an excellent outlet for improving your child’s mental and physical health. For autistic children, they may find the prospect of doing sports to …

Adult Autism Top tips for job hunting with autism

21 Jan 2023

Top tips for job hunting with autism

Job hunting as an adult with autism can be challenging, if not impossible. From putting together a CV to job interviews and endless rejections, finding …

Autism/ASD Five activities for people with autism that you can do with them

16 Dec 2022

Five activities for people with autism that you can do with them

Planning activities for people who are on the autism spectrum can be challenging. Working around their sensory, social and communication challenges can make it difficult …

Autism/ASD Top tips for how to help a child with autism at school

30 Nov 2022

Top tips for how to help a child with autism at school

Children with autism have to deal with many challenges, which includes how they learn at school. According to the National Autistic Society, there are 700,000 …

Autism/ASD Autism, Anxiety and what to do about it…..

29 Nov 2022

Autism, Anxiety and what to do about it…..

Common Questions Around Anxiety Identifying the cause of anxiety…and taking steps to manage it… Dr Lisa Williams took part in the Autism West Midlands 2020 …

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 …