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World Autism Awareness Day

This year the theme of World Autism Awareness Day is ‘inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World’ and the effect the pandemic has had on the education and well being of children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). 7 out of 10 parents of autistic children said that their …

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WHY LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY HARD FOR THOSE ON SPECTRUM AND WHY COMING OUT OF IT MAY ALSO NOT BE EASY

It is a year now since we first went into lockdown and though we have had short periods out of it, for many of us it seems like it has been one long year without any semblance of normality. For many this has been true, due to shielding, not seeing family, not being able to …

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Meta Spectra Sensory Clothing NVTV Interview

Interview with NVTV – Meta Auden

Watch Spectra Sensory director Meta Auden interview with NVTV. NVTV, also known as Northern Visions Television, is a local community television station based in the city of Belfast. Spectra Sensory Clothing is a Belfast based apparel manufacturer and distributor creating a school/casual line of clothing for young people with autism/sensory conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjuHhHhIow0 Our autistic clothing varies …

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Meta Auden Kirsty Auden

Daughter who inspired mother to make clothing for autistic children

When Belfast woman Meta Auden’s daughter was growing up, she realised that little Kirsty had sensory issues with clothes. She tells Stephanie Bell how she decided to set up her own business to help others get clothing for autistic children.  A big-hearted Belfast mum has developed a range of clothing for children with autism after …

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Special Needs Funding Gap Worsens Anxiety As Parents Are Forced To Pay For Private Assessments – Autism Clothing

Worrying about paying for autism clothing? Government targets to have children to have an assessment and statement of special needs within 34 weeks could be at risk unless another £30m of funding is made available, according to evidence given to Department of Education officials. Ricky Irwin was giving evidence to the Assembly Committee for Education …

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