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News story – UK Government review to improve the lives of autistic children

“The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers on how to improve the support they get… Supporting people on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities is one of the 4 clinical priority areas in the NHS long-term plan…” Read more on the UK government website gov.uk  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-review-to-improve-the-lives-of-autistic-children Advertisements

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The Shops are Full of Simple Christmas Crafts

The Christmas season is a fantastic opportunity to get our little ones involved in some Christmas craft activities at home. For those of us short on time or ideas the shops are full of templates and packs that you can put together at home… here are some lovely craft ideas that have been sent to us by some of our families this year, paper chains,…

Sensory Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas for your Loved Ones

1) Gift an experience – so much stuff can feel overwhelming, think about how you could gift an experience, a day out, vouchers to pay for entry to play spaces, trampoline parks and climbing gyms. Swimming, dance or music lessons. What about gym membership for older kids? 2) Hygge stocking stuffers Ideas from Nurture and thrive – have a look at these fantastic ideas  3)…

Christmas Themed – Calm Down Glitter Bottle Timer

Thanks so much for this beautiful, simple idea sent to us by one of our families. Have you tried making and using a glitter-filled calm down bottle timer to help your little ones? It’s easy to put a Christmas theme into them by using festive colours and adding seasonal themed sequins or beads. With so many versions on the internet, here is a blog post…

25 Days and counting…Starting with Christmas Tree day and our Christmas time give away…

For many families, the 1st of December is the day we put up our Christmas tree and start to decorate our homes, signalling the start of the Christmas season. Here is a lovely Christmas tree themed tactile craft activity to try with your little ones from Wonderbaby. http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/tactile-christmas-tree-craft  So for Christmas competition time, we have another copy of Love Jean to give away and this…

Helping Autistic Children Manage the School Christmas Play

Christmas time in school can be difficult for children with additional needs, changes in routine and new experiences can be hard to manage. Here is some advice from Its a Tink Thing with ideas for helping autistic children to be included in the Christmas play. How to help an autistic child to manage the school Christmas play

Play is essential – so is learning skills; surely it is as well as and not either or?

This post got shared in my news feed this morning – While I agree screen time is not great – the introduction and inferred definition of play are misleading! Especially in an age when playing with toys and stuff not academic or work related is often frowned on for slightly older children. Children everywhere need to play – to develop and learn, to build relationship…

Win and help to celebrate OT Week with ASI WISE

Send us your favourite reference or quote about Ayres’ Sensory Integration from a book, interview, lecture or journal article. We will publish these quotes over OT Week – celebrating ASI as a theory and practice with its history deeply rooted in Occupational Therapy’s clear focus on occupation; function and participation in everyday life. Your quote must be correctly referenced with author name, date and publication.…

Autumn Special: Book now for a chance to win an online module free

Autumn Special – Book and pay in full for one of our ASI WISE onsite classroom modules in November or December 2018, and you will be entered into a free draw to win a place on an online module worth £200. You can use this place for yourself or gift it to a colleague or friend. The person attending must be eligible to attend and…

News : ISIC 2019 – Hong Kong – Call for Abstracts.

Hot off the press from our friends in ASI in Hong Kong. Abstracts are welcomed from everyone with expertise and professional experience in Sensory Integration. Practitioners, researchers, and Sensory Integration instructors are encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to contemporary Sensory Integration theory and practice. Please use our online Abstract submission system here: http://www.isichk2019.com/call-for-papers/ Congress registration will start very soon ! We are looking forward to…

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