I’m hoping there are a few last minute shoppers out there because here, at last, is my promised blog post on the best apps to buy for your wee ones this Christmas. This is broken down into two age-groups – a Christmas stocking for pre-school children and a Christmas stocking for primary-aged kids.
This is a quick blog post and an appeal for feedback from the autism community. Unlike other posts, I’m going to open this one for comments (assuming it has worked which I’m not sure about…).
As described in this previous post, my recently-completed Click-East project was wrapped up with a tea party for families who took part. As well sharing our findings and just generally getting together for a natter, the tea party was a chance for me to find out what these parents felt should be a priority for research in the future.
Apologies – the blog has been a bit quiet of late! I’ll be returning soon with a second follow-up on the Click-East Tea Party outcomes, thinking about the kinds of research parents want to see in the future. And before Christmas I’ll be posting a couple of wish lists of technology for children and adults with autism which I hope might be handy.
Another podcast with my colleague and Beltane Fellowship holder, Jen Ross.
A couple of weeks ago I held a little tea party for participants and supporters of the Click-East project which has been my main focus (read: all encompassing obsession) for the past 3 years.
It started when, earlier this year, a gay man was appointed as chief executive officer of the American Psychiatric Association. Like many, I was delighted to see that Dr Saul Levin was heading up an organisation which, only forty years previously had categorised homosexuality as a mental illness. Another first thought was along the lines of “Wow, I hope in forty years time, or less, I’ll be reading about the first autistic CEO of the APA too“.
Parents of children with autism, and autistic people, often share their frustration with the claims of so-called ‘experts’. I suppose I am one of these people – an ‘autism professional’ – who purports to have some kind of insight into autism.