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Autism & Sleep

We’ve all heard about sleep hygiene right? You know – good routine before bed, hot drink, bath, regular bed time, reduce or eliminate screen time for an hour (at least) before attempting to go to sleep. Let’s call that level one. Level two or a combination of both, is trying out various calming or sleeping … Continue reading Autism & Sleep

How inclusive is your workplace, really?

Is your workplace really inclusive? What does inclusive mean to you as a parent or employee? Have you personally felt that being at work means you can’t be yourself? (I was that person, which is why I’m a happy self-employed unicorn:) Money can’t buy happiness, but there is a balance to be struck, especially if … Continue reading How inclusive is your workplace, really?

Raising autistic/ADHD teens..? tighten your belts

Raising primary-aged autistic, ADHD children has its challenges. Some of these can be managed with a tailored mix of adaptations to strengthen your child’s skills and build self-esteem in a world which is often ignorant and unkind. But when your little one grows up, the challenges don’t go away, they morph into a tangled fisherman’s … Continue reading Raising autistic/ADHD teens..? tighten your belts

Change from the inside outside

Reading a short clip from my book, S.E.N.D. in the Clowns. “We don’t want our children and young people who fall out of the education system to become voiceless. We know their issues will invariably become everyone’s issue. But how do we diversify the talent pool of clinicians, therapists, teachers, psychologists, if children from particular … Continue reading Change from the inside outside