Autism and the Silly Season

For many people on the autism spectrum, the busyness and social nature of the lead up to Christmas and the end of the year can prove too much. There’s the changes in routine, particularly at school. There’s the party and function invitations. There’s...

Birthday Parties & Autism

We’ve  attended a few birthday parties lately – it is certainly birthday party season here at Chez Russell. I have written before about how problematic birthday parties can be for kids on the autism spectrum and the joy and relief I felt when we finally...