How to Have a Happy Family

How to Have a Happy Family

Embracing the values that make your family unique by learning to connect (or reconnect) through communication, compromise and prioritising relationships within the family can take your family from stress to a place of family joy and happiness.

Christmas Tips for Neurodiverse Families

Christmas Tips for Neurodiverse Families

There are three simple rules I keep coming back to. I recommend them to my clients and I try to remember them myself. They are essential for neurodiverse families at this holiday time of the year. So my Christmas Tips are similar to my everyday life tips. 1. You know...

Preparing for High School on the Spectrum

Preparing for High School on the Spectrum

The key is early and ongoing communication Starting High School is a big change for all students. For our neurodiverse children, this change can be magnified and have a much greater, often negative, impact. Anxiety, sensory...

Support your neurodiverse child as they resume Face to Face Learning

Support your neurodiverse child as they resume Face to Face Learning

For neurodiverse children dependant on routine for security, returning to Face to Face learning may feel like a new routine, which may undermine their sense of security and comfort. Even those excited to return to school may find themselves quickly overwhelmed, just...

Life skills series: Part one cooking with your special needs child

Life skills series: Part one cooking with your special needs child

At Social Living Solutions, we are all about helping your child meet his or her potential.  Coming up over the next few months is a series of helpful blogs centred around life skills that will help your child to flourish.  Today I am going to talk about the essential...

Empowering Our Children

Empowering Our Children

Empowerment. This is a word that is used a lot. In my work as a Global Ambassador for Taryn Brumfitt's "Body Image Movement", we constantly talk about empowering girls and women to love and embrace their bodies. When I look at the parallels of this movement and trying...

It’s Not About a “Cure”

It’s Not About a “Cure”

I ended my last blog with: "As a society we care too much about other people's ideas of what is and what is not appropriate, rather than the effect our actions and behaviour will have on the ones we should love and support the most." For all my life I have been a...

“Mildly” Autistic: What does this mean for the individual?

“Mildly” Autistic: What does this mean for the individual?

“If you have it (Autism) mildly, you are at the awkward mid-point of being “normal enough” for everyone to expect the same from you as everyone else, but “autistic” enough not to reach these expectations.” Chris Bonelli – autisticnotweird.com

Reading this got me thinking…