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  • Things to consider when buying clothing for children with autism
    June 15, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    Things to consider when buying clothing for children with autism

    If you are the parent to a child with autism, you might find it challenging to buy clothing for them that they are able to wear. Children with autism and sensory issues can find certain items and textures of clothing irritating and as such, it can be difficult purchasing clothes that are suitable for them. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will provide a list of things that you should consider when buying clothes for children with autism or sensory needs.
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  • What reasonable adjustments can I ask for an autistic child?
    May 15, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    What reasonable adjustments can I ask for an autistic child?

    Knowing your rights and your child’s rights, particularly when they have special educational support needs (SEND), is important to ensure that they have all the necessary support to help them at school. Reasonable adjustments are changes that are made for children with SEND to ensure that they are supported and not disadvantaged at all compared to other children. The Equality Act (2010) supports this.
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  • Autism Meltdown Symptoms And Coping Techniques In Adults
    April 19, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    Autism Meltdown Symptoms And Coping Techniques In Adults

    If a person with autism becomes so overwhelmed that they cannot control their behaviour, this response is known as a meltdown. A meltdown can be presented in different ways – verbally or physically. For example, a person might shout and cry or they might lash out, kicking or biting. It’s important to recognise that an autism meltdown is not intentional bad behaviour.
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  • Are autism symptoms different in men and women?
    April 17, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    Are autism symptoms different in men and women?

    There is a well-known saying, ‘you meet one person with autism, you meet one person with autism’. Like neurotypicals, children and adults with autism can be very different. However, a lot of autistic people share similar traits. Yesteryear, it was often thought that predominantly males were autistic, however, we now know that this isn’t necessarily the case as studies show that autistic females often ‘mask’ their autistic behaviours and traits.
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    March 15, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    How to avoid sensory overload and overstimulation in children with autism

    Children with autism often have sensory needs that can have a huge impact on their day-to-day life. Certain smells, sights, textures and sounds can be overwhelming and cause stress, worry and anxiety. When this happens, a child can experience sensory overload and be overstimulated. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will list suggestions for you to help you to avoid this for your child.
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