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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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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What is Autism?

What are autism spectrum conditions (ASCs)? According to the National Autistic Society: ‘Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.’ Autism is a term covering a wide range of conditions...

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Autism and coronavirus

Autism and coronavirus Thursday, April 2nd 2020 is World Autism Day and Parental Choice is looking at the effects of the current coronavirus situation on those with autism.  Now more than ever, they will be feeling the effects of the changes we are all experiencing. The current coronavirus crisis has seen the world as we know it come to a shuddering...

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Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child

Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child Relaxing, Nurturing and Functional: Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child It can be a lot of fun to design a bedroom for your child that appeals to her likes, interests and abilities. A child needs to feel special and find ways to express her individuality – a custom-designed bedroom can certainly...

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Family Voice Surrey

Family Voice Surrey Rachael Foley is one of Parental Choice’s superstar recruitment consultants.  She spends her days matching families with the perfect nanny or au pair.  In her spare time, she supports a local charity Family Voice Surrey.  We asked her why she supports the charity and to give us a bit of background on the work they do: “I support...

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