autism

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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Meta Auden Spectra Sensory Clothing

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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Does Your Autistic Child Hate Wearing A School Uniform? This Could Be The Answer!

Ever looked for a school uniform for an autistic child. Arguments for and against wearing school uniforms have raged since time immemorial. From ‘reducing peer pressure’ and ‘improving focus’ to ‘stifling individuality’ and ‘unaffordable cost for parents’, there’s no doubt that there are both pros and cons for uniforms.  For parents of children with Autism …

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Books For Understanding Autism

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. So, here are some books for understanding autism together. But one parent found books were the perfect communication tool for her daughter. Meta Auden, owner of Spectra Sensory Clothing, was …

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

Autistic children and Covid-19, what a challenge 2020 bought us. 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 …

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