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Charity Autism Wessex Urge Local Community to Donate Unwanted Christmas Gifts
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Charity Autism Wessex Urge Local Community to Donate Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Dorset, UK - Autism Wessex is a charity that provides services for autistic individuals as well as those who have other developmental disorders and learning disabilities. They are urging people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts so that they can be used as ra...
It’s Christmas Time: But Think Twice before Buying That Toy for an Autistic Child
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It’s Christmas Time: But Think Twice before Buying That Toy for an Autistic Child

Buying toys for children on the autism spectrum has its own set of challenges. For example, because kids with autism are more likely to have mouthing behaviours, certain toys may or may not be appropriate. Considering the fact that a child's best friend is ...
Agency hope to lift spirits of man with autism this Christmas – w/video
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Agency hope to lift spirits of man with autism this Christmas – w/video

Laulima, HI - A 43 year old man with autism who lived on the streets for over two decades is now living independently through the support of a local social services agency. The individual, who was given up as an infant and raised in foster care homes, had r...
Autism – How to reduce Sensory Overload over the Christmas Holidays
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Autism – How to reduce Sensory Overload over the Christmas Holidays

The sights sounds and smells of Christmas can be overwhelming for anybody, but especially for somebody with autism.  Sensory overloads are common among autistic people, and at times of the year like Christmas where every sense is assaulted from all angles, the...
Christmas Transitions – Part 2 – the time in-between transitions
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Christmas Transitions – Part 2 – the time in-between transitions

Even if the transition in to Christmas has gone smoothly, Christmas time itself can be full of stress, and present autistic people and their families with all kinds of worries and issues.  Below are a few ways in which these can be overcome in order that every...
Five tips for surviving Christmas with children on the autism spectrum
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Five tips for surviving Christmas with children on the autism spectrum

Christmas is fast approaching and for both parents and children who are on the spectrum this can be a difficult time of year. Decorations are everywhere you turn while the shops are noisy and crowded, but wait, Christmas is a few weeks away. My youngest son, T...