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Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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A homemade gift is often a lot more meaningful than an expensive present to a mother. That’s why we have created a list of craft ideas to gift to your mother this Mother’s Day. Pom-pom Bouquet Pom-pom’s are quick and easy to make. Many households have wool or yarn lying around the house, so you […]

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Autism-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good opportunity to delve into your creative side. What better way to do it than to make some autism-friendly Valentine’s Day crafts? According to Autism Care Today, art is a great way to promote emotional and mental growth. As an outlet for self-expression, imagination and creativity, […]

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Subconscious Sensory Support for Independence and Mobility

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This article is a guest blog written by Joanna Grace from The Sensory Projects. It focuses on what two of our subconscious sensory systems have to offer us in terms of supporting independence and mobility. The senses that it focuses on are our proprioceptive and vestibular senses. Proprioception Your proprioceptive sense is your sense of […]

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Promoting Independence Through Sensory Accessibility

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Our guest blog contributor, Joanna Grace, discusses ways of promoting independence to provide an environment that is enabling for individuals with sensory disabilities. When we think about independence, we tend to think about things like leaving home or going to university where we will gain our independence. But that overlooks the many things we do […]

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Sensory Accessibility: How to Support Someone with Sensory Differences

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We always consider physical accessibility when preparing a trip with someone who has a physical disability, but do we consider sensory accessibility? Our guest blog contributor, Joanna Grace, discusses ways to support someone with sensory differences. Going into a new environment asks a lot of us. For any of us, new sights, sounds and smells […]

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How to Prepare an Autistic Child for Christmas

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Christmas can be a challenging time for someone with autism. The lights, decorations, social interactions, music and smells can sometimes trigger a sensory overload. With the change of routine, increase in outings and other festive events that occur, it is important to prepare an autistic child in advance. Read our top tips on how to […]

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes: An Interview

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In the UK, it is estimated that over five million people will be diagnosed with diabetes by 2025. Of those currently diagnosed, around 90% have Type 2, 8% have Type 1, and 2% have a rarer type caused other factors. For World Diabetes Day, Redbank House interviewed 21-year-old Isaac. He has Type 1 Diabetes and […]

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Top Tips for Individuals with Sensory Issues on Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night is an annual celebration involving fireworks, sparklers, toffee apples and Guy Fawkes. However, for those with sensory issues, Bonfire Night may pose a challenge. The unexpected loud noises and bright colours may trigger a distressing experience for some individuals. As we approach the evening, find out our top tips on how to support […]

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