AAC Apps

In the realm of assistive technology, communication aids have become a cornerstone for individuals who face challenges in verbal communication. This article delves into some of the most prominent communication aids available, helping you to decide which one might be the best fit for your needs. Each of these tools offers distinct features and benefits, […]

Checking your EHCP Draft in Leeds

Before you read further have a look at this https://www.ipsea.org.uk/what-to-do-when-you-receive-your-draft-ehc-plan The draft is received when all the professional input that was requested during the assessment phase has been received and the Case Work Officer (CWO) has taken the input and compiled it into an EHCP Draft. When you receive the EHCP you’ll also receive copy […]

Our experience with Intensive Interaction

Speech and language

I am writing this blog here while all is still relevantly fresh, in hope to give some understanding to those looking for what Intensive interaction is, why it is recommended and to share our personal experience with it. The first time I heard the words “Intensive Interaction”, was probably in our first private speech and […]

ABA as an intervention in Leeds


There are lots of interventions for Autistic children and adults to help them learn skills and to improve their quality of life. For a lot of interventions available to help your child that have scientific backing you can look at the website below (previously known as research autism). They go through a lot of scientific […]

Reasonable adjustments in schools

reasonable adjustments

What are reasonable Adjustments Some people or organisations like employers, shops, local authorities and schools must take positive steps to remove the barriers you face because of your disability. This is to ensure you receive the same services, as far as this is possible, as someone who’s not disabled. The Equality Act 2010 calls this […]

Review – ZigZag Autism Support


Quick Link https://www.zigzagautismservices.co.uk/ First contact We first found out about ZigZag when we got our child’s diagnosis. I believe it was mentioned in information pamphlet or was mentioned in the Autism training we attended. Anyway, it was a few years ago and I still have a regret that I didn’t look it up straight away. […]

Violent and challenging behaviour


SEND-VCB-PROJECT Many times the parents ask what to do. Child has anxiety based behaviour issues. There could be self harm, harm to their siblings or parents. Some parents ask in desperation because the child is now stronger/taller than them.In these situations I find that nearly every time they are recommended the SEND VCB project by […]

Resolve issues with SENSAP


How to get issues resolved with SENSAP Guide from a parent – Anonymous – shared with permission So SENSAP:::: We all know that they are at crisis point and that’s why it’s so important to follow the proper complaints procedures so things are audited and scrutinised properly. I’ve seen lots of “email this person” posts […]

Private diagnosis of Autism and ADHD

Autism Diagnosis

Recommendations by Leeds Parents Every one knows that the NHS waiting times on getting a diagnosis are very long. Although outsourcing to Clinical Partners and the like has shortened the waiting times, it is still at unacceptable level for most people concerned about their children. Some parents who can afford, consider a private diagnosis, but […]

Sleep issues help resources


Many parents of ASC children report sleep issues. Here are a few tips. Sleep Clinics Scope have a Sleep right service, https://www.scope.org.uk/family-services/sleep-right/ Barnardo’s offers a sleep clinic. Please get in touch with your local Barnardo’s at https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ You can talk to your GP to get referred to the NHS Sleep Clinic. This could also be […]