Autism – the myths & facts

It is important to remember the autistic spectrum is just that – a spectrum. People with autism are all different and have varying challenges and strengths. Advice can be conflicting and it can be hard to know what to believe.  Here we look at some common misconceptions. Autism is a ‘trendy’ condition that everyone seems to be keen to diagnose. There...

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Post autism diagnosis support

Autism is a lifelong disorder that has a great impact on the child or young person and their family or carers. There may be a sense of relief that others agree with their observations and concerns about their child. Diagnosis and the assessment of needs can offer an understanding of why a child or young person is different from their peers and can...

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Seeking a diagnosis for autism

Autism is a lifelong disorder that has a great impact on the child or young person and their family or carers.  Children can be diagnosed as autistic when they’re quite young but getting a diagnosis is not always easy and in some cases the diagnosis may come later in life. It must be recognised that there may be other explanations for concerns...

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Violence against women – talking to teens

Creating positivity around women and talking about gender equality to young children is thought to help with how boys, in particular, will treat women when they become adults. This article looks at how you can make a difference to the way your older children view women. For advice and tips on how to help younger children see our article ‘Educating...

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Educating kids to stop violence against women

Following the recent murder of Sarah Everard, violence against women and girls has again been thrust into the spotlight. Today’s children and teenagers need to be brought up with a firm belief in gender equality and non-violence, to enable a change in mindsets and cultural beliefs and so a safer society for all. With constant on-line access,...

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Is your child on the autism spectrum?

This week is World Autism Awareness Week. We will be publishing a series of articles regarding autism across the week which we hope will be useful to you. People with autism have many different traits and this list is not exhaustive, nor will one person have every sign. Communication difficulties Echoing words/phrases without contextTaking...

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Tips to help Your Children Back to School

The return to school on Monday 8th March will be quite daunting for many young people. After weeks away from their regular place of learning they will naturally wonder what school will be like when they step through the gates. Some children cannot wait to return while others may feel nervous. As a parent you will be aware of most of the concerns...

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Back to school post lockdown

Back to school following lockdown Have you seen the meme featuring Hugh Grant as the prime minister in Love Actually representing parents across the country at 9.05am on 8th March?  Hilarious and in many cases true! But what are the plans, and what do we really need to know about our children returning to school?  We have asked consultant Sarah...

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Employee Wellbeing at Enterprise

Employee Wellbeing at Enterprise With the ever-changing workplace environment and widespread uncertainty in the world of work, Enterprise have continued to put their Employee and Customers’ wellbeing at the heart of their strategy. Passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, Leigh Lafever-Ayer (Vice-President Human Resources) demonstrates...

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Reading with children

Reading with your child It’s never too early for children to start reading; the right book can live long in the memory and help get them hooked from an extremely early age. Reading is essential for babies’ development. Experts claim that babies respond to familiar faces, voices and being held close straight from birth so even newborns will love...

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