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Going for a Hair Cut


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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Bereavement Resource


Dealing with loss can be life changing and may be particularly difficult for an autistic child or young person. A memory book can be a great way to help us process the sadness...

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How to make a kaleidoscope


This video link on how to make a kaleidoscope may appeal to autistic children and young people due to its visual nature and the visual-sensory element of the kaleidoscope when made...

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Promotion Of Sleep Podcast


In our podcast today Middletown Trainer/Adviser Tara Vernon discusses strategies to promote positive sleep habits for children and young people with autism.

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Creating a Calm Area


Are you considering creating a calm zone or chill out area at home for your child or young person? Calm zones can be a great calming strategy; you may have heard them mentioned in...

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Creating a Calm Corner


This resource identifies items that may be utilised when creating a calm space for your child or young person at home. Please note that this list of ideas is not exhaustive nor is...

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CSI FingerPront


Today's resource is an idea we are sharing from the National Council of Special Education Ireland. This activity requires minimal resources and may offer hours fun for a child o...

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Grounding Strategies


In this video, Middletown Trainer Advisor Edel Quin introduces a range of ideas for teaching an autistic child or young person grounding strategies in order to help them manage ove...

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Wearing a Mask


As wearing masks becomes more commonplace, some autistic children and young people may wish to or be expected to wear masks . Today we have two resources aimed at introducing th...

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New Podcast Brian Mc Clean Mindfulness


In this podcast Dr McClean identifies low arousal and rapport as crucial elements for learning and wellbeing. In addition, he offers practical tips about how we can use mindfuln...

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Developing a Worry Jar


The Worry Jar is a strategy that is normally used with children and young people in mainstream settings. This structured concept aims to help make the idea of a worry more tang...

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Problem Vs Reaction


Reactions to challenging situations should be expressed in relation to the size of the problem encountered. Today’s resource is a visual support designed to help child and young pe...

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