How Autism Can Impact Hearing

Alternative Communication Techniques

It is commonly known that Autism Spectrum Disorder can come alongside a multitude of additional disorders and symptoms. When these additional symptoms are noted extensively enough to be considered part of a separate disorder, they are often referred to as comorbidities. Autism itself, as well as comorbidities such as Sensory Processing Disorder, can have profound […]

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Residential Support Worker for Autistic People

Therapeutic Support

Working with people with autism can be challenging, but this does not make the job any less rewarding. At Bright Futures we are constantly looking for enthusiastic people to become Support Workers. Every person we support deserves the absolute best, that is why we only invite the most dedicated people to join our team. How […]

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Would Residential Care Be The Right Fit For My Child?

Willow Tree Park

When you are taking the time to decide whether residential care is the right fit for your child, there are many different factors to consider. This is an incredibly difficult decision to make so there is no need to rush. Every child is different, there is no solid answer. Ultimately you are the person who […]

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Social-Emotional Toys

Water Toys

Toys, like play itself, serve multiple purposes for children. They provide entertainment while fulfilling an educational role. Toys enhance cognitive behaviour and stimulate creativity. They aid in the development of physical and emotional skills which are necessary in later life. Whether playing with an adult or with another child, toys provide lessons in sharing and […]

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Becoming a Children’s Care Worker

Outdoor Activities

What is the best thing about your job?  For our amazing team members, there is one answer to this question that stands out more than most: it’s the reward you feel when a person you have helped makes progress.  This feeling is no more profound than when it comes to our children’s care workers.  Working […]

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Fixations and Repetitive Behaviours

Light Up Toys

Autism is a condition that can impact many aspects of day-to-day life. While each person who receives a diagnosis of autism may be affected in different ways, difficulties in regard to communication and development are commonplace. It is because of these challenges, that fixations can often become a part of life when it comes to […]

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The National Strategy For Autistic People

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When it comes to developing strategies to help people with autism, there are numerous governmental and social bodies working to ensure that people with autism are given the opportunities they deserve.  One of these bodies is the United Kingdom’s Department for Health and Social Care. In 2021, they created the National Strategy for Autistic Children, […]

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Will Therapy Help my Child with Autism?

teacher speaking with pupil

When your child is given a diagnosis of autism one of the first things that you try to find out is the best ways to help and support their needs. One common suggestion is therapy.  When it comes to therapy there are lots of different kinds that are made to help with different issues. Some […]

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We’re Looking For New Teaching Assistants

school environment

First thing’s first, we have some really exciting news: we are officially opening a brand new school. And for this new school, we are on the lookout for new teaching assistants. SEN Teaching Assistants When it comes to mainstream education, teaching assistants are on hand to help those pupils that may need extra support in […]

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