Why Do Kids With Autism Experience Bullying More Than Their Peers?

Research suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorders experience victimisation and social rejection up to four times more than their peers without autism. When looking at the playground, children and adolescents with autism were more likely to experience intentional social exclusion (being purposefully left out or avoided) and acts of physical aggression from their peers.
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Why Do Girls With Autism Have Difficulty Getting Diagnosed?

Recent research has uncovered differences among boys and girls in their presentation and experiences of ASD. Understanding of what was previously assumed to be a male-dominant diagnosis, has now broadened, uncovering unique signs and symptoms of ASD for boys and girls. It is possible that several girls with an ASD diagnosis have flown under the radar due to limited understanding of female [...]
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WHAT IS PRAXIS?

What is Praxis and Dyspraxia? Put simply, you may have been told you that your child has difficulties with motor planning (planning movements) which involves planning what to do and how to do it. It is caused by a ‘hidden’ miscommunication that occurs between your sensory and motor systems involving the nerve pathways to the […]
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AVOIDING CHRISTMAS MELTDOWNS

Christmas.... a time for giving, celebration and of course Santa. Its also a time for spending time with friends and family!! Whilst visiting friends and relatives and attending parties and social gathering can be fun, it can be stressful and anxiety provoking for children with autism, disabilities, sensory or attentional difficulties. Not knowing what to expect at these gatherings, who will [...]
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