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Screen time and autism: When are screens necessary?

The question of screen time and autism: People will often judge parents who let their children use screens, but sometimes it's what they need.

In this guest blog by Autability, learn about why preconceptions about screen time can be harmful, and the uses and benefits of screens for children with autism, and their families. The question of screen time and people with autism Screen time. A topic we hear about a LOT in parenting. Some people see it as […]

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Surviving or Thriving? Neuro Difference Pre and Post Lockdown

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

For Autism Awareness Month, Disabled Living’s contributing writer, Joanna Grace, shares her experience of lockdown, including some of her personal silver-linings in the last year.  My father’s nickname for my mother is Pollyanna. He has named her after the child in the book of the same name written by E.H. Porter who always sought out […]

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5 Best Audiobooks If You Are Raising A Disabled Child

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This is an article written by Annabella at 10 Audioz for Disabled Living. Parenting can be a challenging aspect of life. Nevertheless, parenting kids with special needs can sometimes pose extra challenges. At first, they need to learn about their child’s disability. Parents will do a lot of locating, research and access resources and effective treatments. […]

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Sensory-Friendly Halloween Costume Ideas

For some individuals, Halloween can pose extra challenges. Although dressing up can often be something to look forward to, itchy seams, tight collars, restrictive masks, or strong-smelling face paint may be unbearable for those with sensory issues. Costumes bought from shops may be particularly uncomfortable. However, making simple sensory-friendly costumes is a great solution for […]

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How Dance Group AwA (Atypical with Attitude) Break Down Barriers

AwA are ambassadors of the SEND community. Through the power of dance, AwA aims to break down barriers to inclusivity and integration, changing perceptions and stereotypes with the goal to change the way the world looks at disability. Through hard work, discipline, perseverance and dedication, the AwA dance team has improved the lives and opportunities […]

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Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum

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This post has been written by one of our contributors, Brenda Kimble. Autism is a neurological disorder that is evident at birth and the causes for this condition are presently unknown. Symptoms include social dysfunction, compulsive and repetitive behaviour, sensory sensitivity and lack of verbal communication. Conventional treatment typically involves behaviour modification, which alters negative […]


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6 Fun Activities to Help You Bond with Your Autistic Child

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Brenda Kimble is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is also a strong advocate for those with special needs and writes to give a voice to the often unheard. She shares some fun activities […]

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My Journey with Autism from a Teenager to an Adult

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This blog post is written by a young woman named Aspling who shares her journey of life on the autism spectrum. This is also featured on Redbank House, who are part of Disabled Living. Let’s be honest here, when you think of autism or being on the autism spectrum, you generally think about children, with […]


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