Empowering People, Launching lives
Read stories from people with autism, their families and the people who work with them.
21st November 2023
3 mins read
Knowing how we manage adversity and what we need to enable a healthy recovery can provide the building blocks for future adversity. The importance of resilience, strategies to support and more...
16th November 2023
With more and more learners experience traumatic exclusions, we take a look at what needs to change and how our BeyondAutism Fast Responder® service can support
14th November 2023
4 mins read
Learn about Tiffany's journey at BeyondAutism Early Years and see how volunteering experiences can be adapted to meet individual needs.
9th November 2023
For Occupational Therapy (OT) Week we take a look into the theme of occupations and why OT is so important in an educational environment
2nd October 2023
89% of autistic children have some form of difficulty with feeding behaviours. Here, Carrie talks through some common issues around eating and strategies to support
17th August 2023
2 mins read
In this special post, Charlie Baker, author of Autism and Me, shares how writing became such an important tool for him as a form of communication and how he hopes his writing will inspire others.
2nd August 2023
Rose and Avanelle, lecturers at London South Bank University, take a look at the need for more training on SEN for student nurses and how their collaboration with BeyondAutism has supported their students
31st July 2023
Here's how Sophia, 8, and her friends raised over £2,000 by not saying a word... all to support her brother and other autistic children
Contributor: Fundraiser, Staff
25th July 2023
5 mins read
We take an in-depth look at what the behaviour cycle is and how it can be a useful tool for creating a collaborative approach to behaviour and removing barriers to education.
19th June 2023
Whilst for some it brings joy, for others the summer holidays can be a stressful time. Here, Carrie shares some suggestions to help prepare autistic learners for summer.
Autism education, Top tips
6th June 2023
Often neurodiversity and creative careers aren’t seen as compatible, but it’s time that changed. Hear from David about how he found his perfect role.
Autism is estimated to be 3 times more prevalent in males than in females
24th May 2023
6 mins read
We take a look into the school experience for autistic girls as well as the possible pitfalls of the current diagnostic criteria which is leading to under-diagnosis amongst women
12th May 2023
1 min read
A look at a recent trial with an exciting new piece of AAC technology and how this might impact our learners going forward
18th April 2023
The leap from education into adult life is daunting for any young person. Here we look at how we can prepare autistic children to make the transition into adulthood as smooth as possible
No family, or child, should have to wait until the point of crisis to get the support they need
30th March 2023
Our response to worrying reports of the new referral criteria for children's autism assessments in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
27th March 2023
In this special World Autism Acceptance Week blog, we look at what it means to be leading autism education and what needs to be done to make education more inclusive.
15th March 2023
Guest writer James Kirkendall shares his experience of growing up with autism, anxiety & a learning disability in the US, reflecting on whether earlier diagnosis would have helped.
8th March 2023
Sleep problems affect over two thirds of autistic children. In this blog, find out the most common sleep issues amongst autistic children as well as strategies to support.
1st March 2023
Join Charlie for the third edition of his blog and get two tasty recipes. Enjoy vegan burgers inspired by his peers and a delicious chocolatey treat!
23rd February 2023
Sensory challenges can have a significant impact on autistic people's everyday lives. We take a look into the sensory systems to find out why this is and some strategies and tools to support.
In understanding that each autistic individual has differing needs, we can modify the environment to suit each learner
13th February 2023
Every child has the right to an education which supports them to achieve a life full of choice and opportunity. Here's how an interdisciplinary approach can help us make the modifications needed to achieve this.
25th January 2023
School absence for students with SEN is increasing. But what is Emotionally Based School Avoidance and how can we support those learners back into school?
15th December 2022
Make your classroom more inclusive. By adapting your curriculum you can reach an entire class with the same lesson, find out how to get started today.
12th December 2022
Looking for stocking filler ideas for Christmas? Take a look at Charlie's latest recipe as he makes chocolate fudge in the second instalment of cooking with Charlie
8th December 2022
Medical appointments can be confusing and unpredictable for many autistic people. Find out how we work with learners to ease anxieties around attending medical appointments and the impact it's had.
15th November 2022
With budgets stretched across the country it is more important than ever to take an analytical approach to behaviour to promote inclusion and reduce school placement breakdown
13th November 2022
In the first of a new series, join Charlie, a Post-19 student, as he talks about his love of cooking. Find out where his passion stems from as he shares some of his favourite recipes, starting with a classic
17th October 2022
What are the signs of autism in children? Does it run in the family? What support can I get? Read on for answers to these and many more questions about autism in children.
28th September 2022
Person-centred planning is a great way of ensuring that the individual remains at the heart of any decisions that affect them. Find out more about PCPs and their uses.
Thoughtpieces, Top tips
Adapt the environment – set the individual up to be successful
7th September 2022
From big to small, we face transitions every day. Find out how you can support autistic people with transitions and take away key support strategies and resources
9th August 2022
Take a look at some top tips for making your workplace more inclusive: from accessible interviews to support at work.
Employment, Top tips
22nd July 2022
Rachel Clinkard of footwear retailer Charles Clinkard shares some great tips on how to make your store more autism-friendly
Inclusion, Top tips
15th July 2022
Here's how Sophia, 7, raised an incredible £784 by not saying a word... all to support her brother and children like him
30th June 2022
Robert, our intern, shares his own personal experiences of school and how neurodiversity can be better supported in the classroom.
13th June 2022
Starting a new school year can be a difficult time for autistic children. Here are some great tips for parents and teachers to ease the transition.
Top tips, Transitions
5th May 2022
Find out how a chance encounter inspired Alex to start fundraising for BeyondAutism
31st March 2022
Flexibility is needed, now more than ever, to ensure that autistic people are given the opportunities to access meaningful employment
A job gives me a purpose to get up in the mornings
For World Autism Acceptance Week, we spoke to our interns to find out what barriers they have faced in the past and why employment is important to them.
20% of parents reported their child had been informally excluded at least once in the last two years
30th March 2022
This week we’re challenging people to think about how they can help change some of the national statistics that exist for autistic children and young adults.
28th March 2022
We spoke to Alison, a BeyondAutism parent, about her fight to secure educational provision for her son, Elliott.
We need to create a culture where accessing the right education is the starting point
12th November 2021
How many more reports and surveys need to be generated before school communities collectively seek solutions
22nd September 2021
Everyone deserves the opportunity to access meaningful employment. Working has a positive effect on the
12th May 2021
Ever since I was a little girl ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll has been my favourite novel.
30th April 2021
In this blog I will discuss the challenges that people with autism who are also LGBTQ+ can face and how being part of both groups can cause challenges on their own.
I remember how much progress I have made over the years
24th November 2020
What can employers do to promote neurodiversity and support their autistic employees?
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