Special Needs Parenting: How to prepare for a meeting or an appointment

Special Needs Parenting: How to prepare for a meeting or an appointment
When you have a child with additional needs and/or mental health conditions, it is likely that you will become quite overwhelmed by the amount of meetings and appointments that come your way! At the beginning… View Post

Need help completing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) application form?

Need help completing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) application form?
When you first have this drop on your door mat, you will be forgiven for thinking ‘where on earth do I start?!’ Take a deep breath! Firstly, this form is your opportunity to explain all… View Post

Christmas is looming!

Christmas is looming!
For any family Christmas can be stressful, however if you are a family who has a child with additional needs, ‘special occasions’ can often be even trickier, Christmas included and for us it is no… View Post

The difficulties of managing ASD/PDA alongside additional comorbid conditions

The difficulties of managing ASD/PDA alongside additional comorbid conditions
Following on from my previous blog about ‘How to manage PDA’, I thought it useful to share the flip side, and the difficulties of managing ASD/PDA alongside other complex conditions. Once you have got your… View Post

How to manage Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)?

How to manage Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)?
Firstly, what is PDA? Shared from www.pdasociety.org.uk: “Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is now widely recognised as a distinct profile of autism. Individuals with a PDA profile will share similar difficulties to others on the autism… View Post