WHY YOU NEED THE SKIN OF A RHINO TO PARENT A CHILD ON SPECTRUM

14th March 2020 In this particular time of worry and anxiety, I thought we all could probably do with a little fun. I know a lot of these groups are set up for support and they are fantastic, but often leave you feeling useless that you cannot do more to support the parent. So, I […]

Ear Defenders: What Are They and Why Might Your Autistic Child Need Them

Children with autism often have a hard time dealing with noise, whether that be loud noises, constant background noise or strange sounds they may not be familiar with.  Background noise is a constant nuisance and can be overwhelming for a child with Autism causing difficulties when making decisions, constant confusion and distractions.  Ear defenders or […]

20 Books Worth Reading If You Have A Child On The Autistic Spectrum

When it comes to communicating with your child on the autistic spectrum it can often be a difficult and frustrating task for both of you. But one parent found books were the perfect communication tool for her daughter. Meta Auden, owner of Spectra Sensory Clothing, was so convinced by the power of books she added […]

“You won’t be saved if you go into hospital” – Autism and Covid-19 : when your child takes in everything

WHILE adults are confused and worried by the unfolding Coronavirus crisis, parents of children on the autistic spectrum are faced with the problem of explaining the new world of social isolation and shielding. For mum of two Meta Auden, owner of Spectra Sensory Clothing, the rolling news cycle produced the statement from her niece Emily […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF HOME SCHOOLING, YOU WILL THANK ME

Tori found this message from a headteacher on Facebook and it’s darn brilliant. I don’t know who this Mr Hellett is but he’s certainly made me calm down! He’s my own personal hero now. Thanks Tori Houghton! Dear Parents and Carers, Lots of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and under pressure by everything that’s happening. […]

Talking To Children On The Autistic Spectrum Range About Covid-19

The ongoing crisis of Covid-19 has many of us extremely worried, given what we have seen on the news about what is happening across these islands and the unfolding picture across Europe. However, the confusion we experience can multiplied several fold for children on the autistic spectrum where the confusion, disruption in routine and school […]

TIPS FOR HAVING CORONA VIRUS WITH YOUR CHILD

Coronavirus and your Super Kid by Ruthangela Bernadette  You can’t get away from news of the coronavirus. It’s everywhere, from television and radio to the school playground. Many parents are concerned about how to talk to their kids about the virus in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than […]

SPECTRA SAGA FOR THOSE ON SPECTRUM, OR HAVE CHILDREN ON SPECTRUM

10th March 2020 We are here to help you solve some of the problems you may have, (especially in the mornings.) We are here to make your life easier. Does my bum look big in this? Not the normal start to a blog, but anyone who asks a child on the spectrum that question, better […]

IF YOU WANT AN INSIGHT INTO WHY YOUR CHILD BEHAVES THE WAY THEY DO YOU NEED TO READ THIS

This usually starts with Diary of a …………….., so it is time for a change. I belong to a lot of groups for autistic parents, carers and grandparents. There are different reasons for people joining the groups, number one being that they know others are going through what they are and also for information. I […]