Knebworth House | An Autism Friendly Dinosaur Adventure

The historical Knebworth House is local to us. A mere 10 minutes drive, it’s famous worldwide for its rock concerts, open air cinema and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. We pass it all the time on our travels but have never been.

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Zippy Spinners | Fidget Toys For Autism and Anxiety

Sonny suffers terribly with anxiety and having toys to hold helps to keep him calm. He has a strong need to fiddle and chew resulting in nails so bitten they have bled or become infected. I have brought so many different things in a desperate bid to distract him from chewing his fingers; Playdoh, Blutac, Theraputty, twisty toys, bendy toys and stretchy dinosaurs. We even tried various techniques I had learnt on an Autism course, but still Sonny chews his fingers.

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Screen Time with MITA | The Autism Therapy App

In a bid to find a new app for Sonny to explore, I came across MITA, a Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism app based on Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

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Luton Airport Fire Station

On Friday, Joe, Sonny and I took to the road. We had dropped Riley off at school to take the coach to the Peter Pan pantomime. Zachary went for a play at his Nanny’s house while we embarked on an adventure of our own. We’d been invited to Luton and Dunstable Airport Fire Station to meet some very special people.

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Elf on the Shelf – A Modern Christmas Tradition

For those of you who are not yet familiar with the concept, allow me to introduce you to a magical run up to Christmas Eve. Elf on the Shelf is a wonderful Christmas tradition, one you’ll wish you’d have known about sooner. The Elves live in the North Pole and adopt a family to help Father Christmas manage his ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. He arrives on the 1st day of December to greet his new family and each night flies back to the north pole to report to Father Christmas how the children have been that day…

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