Autism

Autism and the Tiger Meltdown

On Friday we decided to take Ethan to Colchester Zoo. Partly because he needed to get out of the house and partly because he had been asking to go there. Being that we didn’t have Little E with us we…

Ethan

Autism and the First and Then Technique

When Ethan was first diagnosed with autism his family support key worker introduced us to a First and Then board. We would use the board with PECS to visually show Ethan the activities we wanted him to do. This was…

Days Out

Legoland Windsor Driving School L-Drivers

Dear Legoland Windsor, Your Driving School attraction is one of the biggest attractions in your park and one that we have avoided on our past visits. Our little boy has autism and is pre-verbal. We know that for him to…

Little E

Pointing an Important Developmental Milestone

Ethan never pointed at anything and at the time I never knew this was a red flag for autism. When autism hit it was the marker that stuck in my mind the most. I found myself watching my friends babies…

Communication

A Speech Update – Pre-Verbal Autism

Three years ago Ethan was silent. Totally non-verbal with no noises what-so-ever! Then something amazing happened and he started to babble. Over time Ethan also gained some words, only a handful, but it was all positive steps forward in his…