Autism Pages

Learning Styles and Autism

When teaching, it could be said that understanding a learner’s strengths and abilities is more important than understanding a learners weaknesses and disabilities. Everybody is good at something, so what is the learning style.

Richard Hirstwood & Clive Smith

Play, learning and autism

accessible play opportunities! Learning to look at things from the child’s point of view is going help us to get play and communication going in kids on the spectrum. Play and learning are the same thing. When kids are playing they are using…

Chris Barson

Autism and Technology notes

Here are lots of links and inspirations from one of our ‘Big Autism Play Days’ Carol wrote a series of checklists and ideas about using portable technology. The page is not complex but a quick read if you need some ideas about ‘Inclusion for All’…

Carol Allen

Sensory Profile

There are lots of examples of sensory profiles around today but here is a great example of a ‘Sensory Profile’ from Chris he uses and you could use today! Its simple effective and very easy to implement. It has the one page approach which we all like here …

Chris Barson

Self Regulation

I can ignore that! – children developing self-regulation Ben, five, is in the bathtub with his little sister having a ‘tubby’. Sophie, two, starts blobbing soap on to the back of Ben’s head. Ben does nothing. Sophie tries a few more dollops, then stops…

Chris Barson

10 way to...

Promote ‘Self Regulation’  1. Let your child know what you expect. Explain in simple, positive words what you want him to do in certain situations. The clearer and simpler the rules and guidelines are, the better for both of you…

Chris Barson

Playing Different - Learning Different

This is a prezi presentation which Clive presented on one of our ‘Big Autism Play Days’.

Clive Smith

Autism Movies

Here are all the training movies including the ‘Beginers guide tio Autism’ and all the others Richard used on ‘The Big Autism Play Day’. You need the password to get in, but if you attended, you can email us to get it again.

Functional Development levels and more...

Here are three varied papers and presentations from one of our ‘Big Autism Play Days’. Hit the Floor and Start Having Fun! and Functional Development levels are well worth a look.

Issy Gammer

I am Calm

This is a great document which acts as a template to highlight the things a person with autism responds to in a positive way.  It is a book which needs to be completed by both you and a learner who has autism…

Chris Barson

Siller and Sigman

Here are some academic papers to reinforce the work that was done on the our ‘Big Autism Play Day’ from Greg. He did a fun sessions about engagement however it is backed up here with some good academic resources.

Greg Pasco

Sensory Approaches...

Here is a big page of links and notes from our ‘Sensory approaches to Autism’ Day.

Chris Barson and Richard Hirstwood

Lets Make a Plan

In the 1970s Carl Delecato (in his work as an educator with kids who had all kinds of difficulties) had an inspired hunch. Maybe the unusual mannerisms and difficult behaviours that got the label of ‘autisms’ were nothing of the kind…

Visual Distractions

On this page, you will find a description and a PDF download which offers a short checklist for your classrooms visual distractions.

Autism Training and more

Here is a big page of links and notes from our ‘Sensory approaches to Autism’ Day.

Chris Barson and Richard Hirstwood

Big Autism Play Day 2016

Here are all the notes from the ‘Big Autism Play Day’ 2016

Big Autism Play Day 2017

Here are all the notes from ‘The Big Autism Play Day’ 2017

Autism Training and more

Here is a big page of links and notes from our ‘Sensory approaches to Autism’ Day.

Chris Barson and Richard Hirstwood