https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/separation-anxiety-social-narrative-8-2020

Separation Anxiety social narrative

23/08/2020

Throughout the everchanging situation due to the COVID 19 pandemic, parents and carers have remained as a consistent source of support for children and people with autism. Now, as...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/back-to-school-8-2020

Back to School

22/08/2020

Thinking about the transition back to school could increase anxiety in some autistic children and young people. This video outlines a few of the changes that schools may put in...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/circle-of-control-8-2020

Circle of Control

21/08/2020

It is not always possible to control the experiences we have in life, but we can learn to control how we react to them. This resource from the Northern Ireland Education Authori...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/online-learning-the-new-normal-8-2020

Online Learning The New Normal

19/08/2020

This recorded webinar is the first of a two-part programme where MCA’s Educational Psychologists Nicci Hall and Lorraine Carson introduce the concept of blended learning and explor...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/scissor-skills-video-8-2020

Scissor Skills Video

18/08/2020

This video shows some activities designed to practice scissor skills.  The materials are organised and tasks have been made visually clear to suit the learning style of a child or...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/emotional-zones-8-2020

Emotional Zones

16/08/2020

The ability to regulate and control an emotional response often requires explicit teaching for autistic children and young people. The visual aspect of these printable images ma...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/wearing-a-mask-8-2020

Wearing a Mask

15/08/2020

Wearing a mask or face covering may be a difficult concept for children and young people with autism to understand and/or tolerate, it may leave both them and their carers frustrat...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/kari-dunn-podcast-emotional-regulation-8-2020

Kari Dunn Podcast Emotional Regulation

14/08/2020

In this podcast author and educator Kari Dunn Buron speaks with Dr Fiona McCaffrey on emotional regulation and gives practical strategies to support parents and educators in provid...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/breathing-resource-8-2020

Breathing Resource

14/08/2020

Today’s resource is a visual support designed to guide the autistic child or young person in Take 5 Mindful Breathing. It was created to promote opportunities within the school...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/packing-a-school-bag-video-8-2020

Packing a School Bag Video

12/08/2020

Many young people with autism experience difficulties with executive functioning, meaning that they find organisation tasks challenging. In this video parents and professionals...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/packing-a-school-bag-resource-8-2020

Packing a School Bag Resource

12/08/2020

Thinking about returning to school and our video on packing a school bag here are two different visual supports that can be used to help the autistic child or young person independ...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/float-or-sink-8-2020

Float or Sink

11/08/2020

Today we are sharing another structured task idea, this time exploring the concepts ‘float’ and ‘sink’. Once again, we have set up the task in advance and we use visual strategi...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/lego-secret-codes-8-2020

Lego Secret Codes

09/08/2020

Children and young people with autism can be particularly motivated by Lego and so may enjoy this activity where they can create their own codes using specific pieces of Lego for e...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/change-resource-8-2020

Change Resource

08/08/2020

The Centre is pleased to announce our Managing Change resource now available from the online learning section of our website. The resource focuses on ways in which autistic chil...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/adam-harris-podcast-8-2020

Adam Harris Podcast

07/08/2020

In this podcast Adam Harris CEO of AsIAm speaks with Dr Fiona McCaffrey about his experience during the pandemic and what works best for him. Adam also suggests some strategies tha...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/progressive-muscle-relaxation-7-2020

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

07/08/2020

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is an approach whereby you tense and relax different muscle groups one area at a time. This visual support is a step-by-step guide to assist a chil...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/covid19/going-for-a-hair-cut-8-2020

Going for a Hair Cut

05/08/2020

Going to the hairdresser or barber can be stressful for autistic children and young people, perhaps even more so now that the environment and routine has changed. This social na...

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