Autism and Disability · Challenging Behaviour

Obsessions and fixations: getting stuck and unstuck

Getting stuck… your starting point If you are the parent of a child with autism or any other developmental diagnosis, you will probably have identified some “restricted interests”  your child is drawn to. Sometimes, these areas of interest can lead to elite academic opportunities, impressive works of art, or gateways to new social connections. Other… Continue reading Obsessions and fixations: getting stuck and unstuck

Autism and Disability · Everyday Routines

Visual schedules: why and how to use?

If you have someone in your life who needs help following a routine or learning a complex new skill, it’s worth thinking about a visual schedule (also known as an activity schedule). There is some good evidence for its use with individuals with a variety of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit… Continue reading Visual schedules: why and how to use?