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“I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was so small” – Greta Thunberg

Autism Plan I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was so small

Meet GRETA THUNBERG an amazing autistic teenager from Sweden who sparked a global protest to protect our planet. Four years ago Greta was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. She said, “I have always been that girl in the back who doesn’t say anything. I thought I couldn’t make a difference because I was so small.” Now …

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How to… Manage Friendships

My Autism Plan How to Manage Friendships

“I’m worried that she has no ‘proper’ friends”.   Friendships can be an issue of concern and worry for parents of autistic children, but your child may see it differently. So why can friendships be so challenging for people on the spectrum? When we look at the diagnostic criteria for autism, it becomes more obvious …

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How To Manage School Refusal

Autism Plan How To Manage School Refusal

When your child refuses to go to school, it’s upsetting and distressing. I’ve talked to so many parents who are really struggling to get their children to school. Before we look at what we can do, it usually helps to think about why this might happen. Why might an autistic child refuse to go to …

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How To Manage a Meltdown

Autism Plan How To Manage a Meltdown

Is a meltdown the same as a tantrum? No! Autism meltdowns and temper tantrums are different things. The key difference between the two types of outbursts is that tantrums usually have a purpose. A child throwing a tantrum is usually looking for a specific response and can often stop a tantrum if he gets what …

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“Autism: 5 Things Your Family Needs to Know”

A valuable FREE downloadable Guide created by parents living with autism for parents and carers living with autism to help you start your autism journey with confidence

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