Free Timetable Template for High School

There’s truly nothing worse than receiving a computer generated timetable for your child. It’s usually in grey scale, full of acronyms and hard to read, even for parents. My daughter received something like this on her first day of high school last week....

The stress of autism parenting

My two eldest children headed back to school today. After weeks of preparation and stress and lack of routine, it was finally back to normal life for my ASD kids. Although we have done as much preparation as we can, I was still expecting the worst. Getting my kids...

3 ways to reduce back to school anxiety

I have previously shared a few ways to manage back to school anxiety. The ideas I shared in that post included: Using social stories to introduce new concepts & expectations; setting up timetables and routines; talking about the first day back and what to expect;...

So Far, So Good

The heading says it all. This year, the kids seem to be doing so much better at school. Gilbert is certainly more settled and has already developed a genuine rapport with his new teacher. She is truly lovely. She is young and energetic and is already coming to...

When Will the Bubble Burst?

So, yesterday my big kids headed back to school. And it could not have gone any better. I still can’t quite believe it. We worked hard to make it as smooth a transition as possible and prepared them for the first day as best we could but I was still expecting a...