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The National Autistic Society's Response to the Queen's Speech

Today the new Government delivered its first Queen’s Speech, an annual event where the Queen announces the Government’s legislative agenda for the forthcoming year.

Read what the NAS has to say about the Queen’s speech HERE.


Painting it Yellow


Art activity to give sensory experiences & enhance social communication; also linked to National Curriculum Art & Design.

Different sensory channels:



JBJS Reviews Editor’s Choice–Spine Surgery in an Ambulatory Setting

Improvements in surgical procedures continue to evolve at a brisk pace. It seems that, every year, incisions become smaller and operations, more streamlined. Certain operations that in the past would only have been performed as inpatient procedures are now being considered for outpatient surgery with same-day discharge. 458 more words


Executive Function Primer (Part 1)

I’ve written a lot about executive function, but I realized recently that I don’t have a post that explains what EF is. I set to write one post and 4000 words later, I have a short series. 950 more words

Executive Function

crabbycentaur reblogged this on Crabby Centaur and commented:

All of this! Clicking through this four part series is a very good description of executive functioning difficulties.

Making our mark

So it has begun…

I am going to start this project by exploring with the children how many ways we can use (mostly) paint to make our mark in yellow. 22 more words


Start with the colour yellow ....

Gerhard Richter | Tate.

How many different ways can we experiment with paint to create our own painterly paintings?


The Chameleon and the Girl with the Caravan of Art

Chameleon’s.  Girls and women with Autism are great chameleons.  We naturally copy the actions and words of those around us.  Trying to fit in.  Trying to navigate our world.  509 more words