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What makes our SEN home a little different. The visual aids, safety adaptations and sensory stuff. Picture Exchange Communication System, Communication Book, Attention Autism, School Car, Special Educational Needs, Book Wall, Visual Aids, Autistic Children, Home Learning

Behind the scenes in my SEN home - The Autism Page

What makes our SEN home a little different. The visual aids, safety adaptations and sensory stuff. Take a look at what is in my house.

Tiimo is a visual schedule app designed to support those needing more structure. The app works on a smartphone or smartwatch. Soft Play Centre, Special Educational Needs, Kids Moves, Evening Routine, Visual Schedules, Visual Aids, Pictures Online, Smartwatch

Providing structure and independence with our Tiimo visual schedule

Tiimo is a visual schedule app designed to support those needing more structure. The app works on a smartphone or smartwatch.

PECS Large Communication Book – Review Pecs Communication, Picture Exchange Communication System, Communication Development, Pecs Book, Attention Autism, Autism Information, Autism Teaching

PECS Communication Book Review - The Autism Page

We are using the Picture Exchange Communication System with my 5 & 3 year old autistic boys. Here is a review of the PECS Communication Book.

Activities to Play with Gelli Baff and Gelli Slime (which don’t involve using the bath). Calming Activities, Fun Activities, Blocked Sink, Counting Bears, Special Educational Needs, Star Wars Books, Different Textures, Farm Yard, Sensory Play

Activities to Play with Gelli Baff and Gelli Slime (which don’t involve using the bath).

I am a huge fan of hands on sensory play. It can help children to build tolerance to different textures, brings in lots of new language and encourages children to extend their play skills. My son, …

Help with Paperwork & Education - The Autism Page Teaching Autistic Children, Children With Autism, Attention Autism, Educational Psychologist, Special Educational Needs, First Job, Health Education, Mental Health, Care Plans

Help with Paperwork & Education - The Autism Page

Its hard enough parenting your autistic child wihout all the paperwork on top. This post will help you with your DLA and EHCP forms and educational support.

Autistic Feet Mentally Exhausted, Special Educational Needs, Autistic People, Taken For Granted, Talk To Me, Autism, Mental Health, It Hurts, Parenting

Autistic Feet

Hey readers, My feet hurt today as a result of overusing them yesterday. I know so what?! Here is the thing why I am talking about my feet is the fact I am autistic you see and my feet posture is not very good. I have always had problems with standing and the way I coordinate my feet with walking. I am so clumsy as well when I walk. I am guaranteed to trip up even if there is nothing there. The amount of bashing my toes into stuff and cursing under my breathe is unreal. My husband…

Covert Covid Special Educational Needs, Engineering Projects, Autism, My House, Mental Health

Covert Covid

If you looked into my house, what would you see? Would you see two children sitting opposite each other at the dining table, quietly doing school work while their mother supports them? You might. And you might think that that was a true reflection of our day to day experience. If you looked a little closer, I wonder if you would notice that one of the children is wearing ear defenders. Or that the other child's face is so puffed up from crying that they are having to squint to see their work

PECS® Schedule Board Kit – Review Pecs Communication, Picture Exchange Communication System, Communication Development, Pecs Schedule, Schedule Board, Pecs Book

PECS® Schedule Board Kit - Review - The Autism Page

Visual schedules are so helpful to support autistic children. This schedule also includes choice cards and a finished box.

6 simple tips that make your paper organization system easy to use and maintain, now and in the future, so the paper clutter never returns. Special Educational Needs, Easy To Use, How To Make, Improve Yourself, Make It Yourself, Paper Clutter, Paper Ornaments, Paper Organization, Origami Paper

Is the Autism Page Network the community you are looking for?

Is The Autism Page Network the community you are looking for? Peer to peer support for those living in the UK with an interest in autism.

Christmas challenges with autism and anxiety - Steph's Two Girls All Things Christmas, Christmas Holidays, Christmas Bulbs, Types Of Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Special Educational Needs, Christmas Challenge, Anxiety, Challenges

Christmas challenges with autism and anxiety

Family life, reviews and experiences with our two girls. Youngest is autistic; her autism type is PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

A Visit To Howletts Animal Park & A Simple Follow-Up Activity – Sensational Learning with Penguin Hands On Learning, Learning Activities, Cards On The Table, Wild Animal Park, Special Educational Needs, Wild Dogs, Ready To Play, Some Cards, Picture Cards

A Visit To Howletts Animal Park & A Simple Follow-Up Activity

Yesterday we visited Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury. We’ve been there a few times before (you can read about one of our previous visits HERE), and as usual we really enjoyed makin…