The challenges adults and children face eating out if they have sensory processing issues. My recent blog piece for Open Table UK explains what sensory processing disorder is, the barriers it can create to eating out, and what some restaurants are doing to help make dining out accessible to all. https://blog.opentable.co.uk/dining-out-sensory-processing-disorder/.Read More Too loud, too bright, too tasty!
Written for Bristol Autism Support and published on their website here. Anxiety affects most of us at various points in our lives, but it can become a big issue for autistic individuals, including children and young people. But what exactly is anxiety? How does it manifest and impact on our children’s lives and behaviour? How […]Read More How to help your autistic child with anxiety
“Why do I have autism?” “Can you make it go away?” “Is there a cure?” Leo wants answers, and has for years, especially when he is struggling to make sense of the world and his feelings. I have been able to give him an answer to the last two questions; “sorry lovely, no”, but that […]Read More Why? (a look at chromosome 22)
This, my friends, is a photo of five double portions of bolognese sauce ready to go in the freezer: it is REALLY fucking boring, isn’t it? Yes, yes it is. Now, imagine that your child will eat only spaghetti bolognese four or five days of the week, and the other days he eats meatballs or […]Read More The bearable weight