Stimming and Autism

What is stimming? Stimming is short for ‘self-stimulatory behaviour”- doing something to give yourself sensory input and involves doing something repetitive for the sensation it creates rather than the result…

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Sleep and Autism

Researchers estimate that between 40 and 80% of children with autism have difficulty sleeping. By the age of one year, most children should be sleeping through the night. If after…

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Oppositional Defiance Disorder

An introduction to Oppositional Defiance Disorder Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) is a disorder whereby children have disruptive and oppositional behaviour that is particularly directed towards authority figures, such as parents…

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An Introduction to Autism

It is estimated that around 1 in every 100 people in the UK is autistic. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to…

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PDA

What is PDA? PDA is a complex autism spectrum condition which is best described as an “Anxiety based Need to be in control” Children with PDA still have significant difficulties…

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