1 Page Profiles
As part of my work on Care, Education, and Treatment Reviews I realised that every person in crisis we'd meet would often not know why we were there or who we are: both very scary things when you're a vulnerable autistic or learning disabled adult or child in hospital.
So I designed my own one-page profile and pushed other NHS co-workers to make their own.
This proved ineffective and quite often even mine wouldn't be shared with the patients we were supporting.
It was clear to me more systemic change needed to happen.
In meetings, sub-meetings, through discussions, and showcasing I pushed for 1-Page Profiles to be adopted by NHS commissioners, clinical staff, and expert-by-experiences to use them.
To aid in there use I circulated my own examples, made videos on their importance and how to make them, and championed them at conferences and meetings.
I don't think my examples are perfect but you can use them if you want.
And I can now proudly say that due to my work 1-Page Profiles have been adopted and pushed out by NDTi and are being considered by NHS ICB leads in the South West of England.
Autism vs ADHD: What's the difference?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism often go together and can easily be confused for one another. It can be hard being a parent to know which is causing the most difficulty and what you need to use strategies for. So what is the difference between them?
In this short course, we'll cover many similarities between the two. We'll also look at many simple strategies you can start straight away that should help.
I'll share with you a brief overview about:
The myths and facts of both
How the brain processes information differently
Strategies to help someone learn and navigate the world
The senses role in behaviour
Let's face it, they can both seem complicated; it can be confusing to pry them apart. So if you're struggling to figure it out and need a simple overview, then this is the perfect introduction course for you.
Autism and Sensory Challenges (in school)
Autism often has sensory difficulties at its heart and nowhere are these more of a challenge than in the school environment. Missing these sensory needs can lead to very distressed behaviour and school refusal.
In this short course, we'll cover:
Our 5 main senses
Extra senses you might not even have heard of such as our senses of balance, body awareness, temperature, pain, and our internal sense
How each one might show itself at school, on the way to school, and in different school environments
The strategies that I’ve learned help autistic children from my work with schools and the I’ve 10,000s of parents I’ve taught
It can be really hard seeing your child struggle and be unable to cope. So I hope this course helps you.
Please join me today, on this course to learn more about autism’s sensory challenges in school.