This week, Autism Swim were fortunate to have been invited to attend Purpose. Purpose; which is is an annual convention showcasing purpose-driven business; businesses that tackle responsible … [Read more...] about Do good.
By: Rebecca Hunt, Therapy Assistant and Child Educator, Autism Swim In our last blog, we discussed top tips for coping with the many sensory experiences of the beach. In this … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for the Sensory Experiences of the Beach – Part 2
By: Rebecca Hunt, Therapy Assistant and Child Educator, Autism Swim The beach is a great place to spend the weekend or afternoons with the family during the summer months. … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for the Sensory Experiences of the Beach – Part 1
Ensure you have time to yourself, purely for relaxation or recreation. Even it is one hour scheduled a week for you to have a cup of tea and read a book, stick to it. Schedule it in so that the … [Read more...] about A guide for surviving the holidays (self-care and tips)
By Erika Gleeson, Senior Behaviour Specialist & Harry Hawkins, Behaviour Support Practitioner 1. Choose to reduce/eradicate sensory experiences at a stipulated time/day each week. Dim your … [Read more...] about How can you create an ASD-friendly experience for those visiting your workplace (retail or hospitality for example)?
By Erika Gleeson, Senior Behaviour Specialist & Harry Hawkins, Behaviour Support Practitioner 1. Consider sensory sensitives. Could you modify the lighting and acoustics of your office to … [Read more...] about How can you make your workplace more ASD-friendly for colleagues?
Why Autism Swim lessons are not ‘recreation’. Recently, one of our AS-Approved instructors contacted the NDIS concerning the constantly changing guidelines for registering under … [Read more...] about Why we’re not recreation; swimming and the NDIS.
We have talked previously about what drowning actually looks like; that the media has led us to believe that those are drowning put their hands in the air and call out for help, which we understand is … [Read more...] about Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning
Yet another alarming newspaper article on the use of seclusion in our education system; the frequency of these reports is clearly increasing. Although incredibly distressing to read, they serve as … [Read more...] about ‘The kid in the cage’. The use of time-out strategies in our schools.
Written by Alexandra Newmarch, Provisional Psychologist & Chiu Lau, Principal Psychologist (http://psychpossibilities.com.au/) "Separation anxiety" is the technical term for when a baby, … [Read more...] about 5 ways to ease separation anxiety