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Autism

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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The Early Signs: To be Frank…lin

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This post has been written by Jo Jordan at Spinning in Circles for Disabled Living’s Story of the Month. She talks about noticing the early signs of autism in her son. Franklin was a remarkably content toddler, a dream child. For hours he would sit quietly in the corner of the lounge, playing with his cars, […]

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3 Sensory Toys Your Children Will Love This Summer

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Summer time has hit the UK and we’re happy to see some sunshine in the sky. As you may already be aware, Disabled Living have a Supplier Directory which includes several suppliers for sensory toys, play and equipment. We selected a few of our favourite sensory products which we think would be perfect for your […]

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A Life with Autism by Rebekah Gillian

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This week, Redbank House have a guest feature by Rebekah Gillian. Rebekah is a blogger who writes about her experiences with autism, her interests, and hobbies. We asked Rebekah some questions, to give us an insight to what her life with autism is like. At what age were you diagnosed with autism and how did […]

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World Autism Awareness Week

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Since its World Autism Awareness Week, a blog about autism is obvious. Autism is a lifelong development disability which affects the way in which a person communicates with other people, and how they experience the world around them. For this year’s Autism Awareness Week we are sharing a personal story. Autism affects 1 in 100 […]

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Meet Jacob Who Suffers with Autism and His Dog Minta

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Jacob is 8-years-old and suffers from severe autism. This means that Jacob struggles with expressing himself and communicating with others. His mother described the moment that Minta entered their lives and she immediately saw a change in Jacob. Support dog Minta was first introduced to the family in 2013, before then Susan, Jacob’s mother, says […]

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