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  • Top Picks For Autism Friendly Christmas Events 2023
    December 11, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Top Picks For Autism Friendly Christmas Events 2023

    The need for Autism friendly Christmas events is becoming better recognised every year, with venues having a greater understanding of sensory needs and what works better for children with autism at Christmas. Avoiding queues, dimmed lights, quieter music and fewer crowds are just a few of the things parents of children with autism look for when attending events at Christmas. The best place to find out about these events is usually online or via word of mouth from other parent carers.
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  • Tips For Decorating an Autism Friendly Christmas Tree
    November 20, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Tips For Decorating an Autism Friendly Christmas Tree

    Christmas can be overwhelming for children with autism. There can be a lot of changes to routine and a lot of things that can be hard for children with sensory processing difficulties, such as bright lights, loud music and different smells. A Christmas tree is a traditional part of many families' Christmas. For those whose children can tolerate having a Christmas tree in their house, here are some tips that you might find helpful for decorating it.
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  • Autism and haircuts: strategies for autistic children
    November 13, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Autism and haircuts: strategies for autistic children

    Lots of children with autism have sensory processing issues which means that things that might be simple for neurotypical children, are incredibly hard and distressing for them. One thing that a lot of autistic children have in common is haircut anxiety. The entire experience can be completely overwhelming, from the change and the noise to the feel of getting their hair cut. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will help you in preparing children with autism for haircuts.
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  • Are iPads and tablets helpful for children with autism?
    October 9, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Are iPads and tablets helpful for children with autism?

    iPads and tablets can be a source of unnecessary guilt for many parents. Lots of children with autism use these devices a lot and may have a lot of screen time, which can sometimes be frowned upon by those who think that they know better. But should you feel guilty about your child being attached to their device?
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  • Internet Safety. A baby sitting in between parents in bed, the room is pitch black. A light is shining on his face from looking at a computer screen.
    September 18, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Internet Safety Rules to Teach a Child with Autism

    The internet is quite something, isn’t it? It enables our children to communicate, play games and learn and can be a ‘go-to’ when our kids need to self-regulate or be entertained. But the internet can also be terrifying. Children, particularly autistic children, are vulnerable to online abuse and predators. It is therefore paramount that we teach our kids online safety to ensure that they are not at any risk when using online devices such as a tablet or computers.

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