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Finding a good school: Your child’s growth is heavily influenced by his school. Here Enda speaks about his experiences both positive and negative and when you need to go to war.

Autism, schools and your child’s rights

By |2017-11-03T20:51:29+00:00November 3rd, 2017|3. Schools, 9. All posts|

Your Child's Rights After months of research, a team of lawyers at Goodwin Procter LLP generously put together a helpful guide to help families understand the IEP process as their loved ones head back to school. This 26 page guide contains an IEP timeline and clearly lays out the steps to take throughout the [...]

Preschool and language problems

By |2017-11-12T22:51:57+00:00November 2nd, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 3. Schools, 9. All posts|

Preschool Language problems What are preschool language disorders? Preschool children (3 to 5 years old) with language disorders may have trouble understanding communication and talking. What are some signs or symptoms of preschool language disorders? Some children have problems with understanding, also called receptive language. They may have trouble: [...]

Montessori and the Child with Special Needs

By |2017-10-30T19:56:34+00:00October 29th, 2017|3. Schools|

Montessori and the Child with Special Needs Recently I have received quite a few questions about children with special needs (autism, ADHD, and others) and how they can fit into the Montessori environment. Since many of the questions were similar, it seemed like a good idea to jot down some thoughts about this topic. [...]

Autism, schools and getting what you need

By |2017-10-31T17:49:10+00:00October 15th, 2017|3. Schools, 5. Questions answered, 9. All posts|

School and the Autistic child. A lot of families in our group connected with me over the summer about choosing a school for their special needs child. So I thought this would be a good topic for my next post. One of the most important decisions any parent of a special needs child will [...]

Autism and selecting a school

By |2017-11-02T20:27:34+00:00September 15th, 2017|3. Schools, 5. Questions answered, 9. All posts|

Autism and selecting a school for your child One of the most important decisions we make as parents is selecting a school for our children. For most of us, this is a fairly straightforward affair frequently following a time honoured tradition of attending your local community school. But if your child has diagnosis be [...]

Autism and getting the best out of school

By |2017-11-12T22:56:03+00:00September 5th, 2017|3. Schools, 5. Questions answered, 9. All posts|

Autism and getting the best out of school I can’t believe the summer is all but gone and the children are returning to school. Even here at the national university of Ireland in Galway, the campus is coming alive with no less than 20,000 students. Having spent more than 20 years in industry surrounded [...]

Autism and my top tips for school progression

By |2017-11-12T22:54:26+00:00August 20th, 2017|3. Schools, 9. All posts|

10 tips for finding the right secondary school for your child with autism Here are my top tips for secondary transfer based on my experiences as a mum to three children with autism. As a mum to three children with autism and additional diagnoses aged 8, 15 and 18, I know what a worrying [...]

Home schooling your autistic child

By |2017-11-03T20:39:40+00:00August 1st, 2017|3. Schools, 9. All posts|

Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Basics By Holly Bortfeld This article is not a step-by-step guide to homeschooling your child, but rather an overview of what homeschooling a child with ASD would entail to help you make an informed decision. As a long time homeschooler of 2 kids with ASD - [...]