It is the time of year when going on holiday should bring to mind fun and excitement. For many families the thought of travelling with a child with autism can be overwhelming. The following five tips are here to help! We hope they will make travelling a more enjoyable and stress-free experience for both your child and the whole family. Continue reading →
15 Toy Ideas to Encourage ‘Imaginative Play’ this Christmas with Children with Autism
It’s nearly Christmas! With the vast number of toys that we can choose from in toys shops and online it can be hard to narrow down the list, especially for children with autism. At Sunnyside Children’s Clinic, we love seeing toys that are great fun to play with but that also allow little ones to develop their play skills, such as imaginative play, problem solving, creativity, turn taking and sharing. Continue reading →
Our Top Strategies for Planning a Holiday with a Child with Autism
Summer holidays don’t always have to be challenging. A break from routine can be difficult for individuals with Autism and their families. Preparation is key and while not all situations will work out perfectly, here’s a few of our tips to help you during a holiday away from home or day trip with the family. Continue reading →
Top 10 Easy and Fun Game Apps for Children with Autism from Sunnyside Children’s Clinic
Whether we realise it or not, technology has become a major part of all our lives. Everything we need fits right in our pocket at the touch of a button. Individuals on the Autism spectrum or with a diagnosis of severe learning difficulties are finding new ways to develop and grow using iPads and tablets.
iPads can promote learning as well as being fun! There are tons of apps available geared toward different ages, interests and learning abilities.
It’s an easy way to help improve communication, cognitive skills and fine motor skills when you’re on the go.