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

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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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Why Do We Need Residential Support Workers?

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At Bright Futures, we are always on the lookout for amazing people to join our incredible Support Worker team. It is a role that is a vital part of what we do.  But what is it that our Residential Support Workers bring to the team?  Well, the list is endless, so we’ve put together some […]

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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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Communicating Differently: PECS Symbols

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can impact many ‘typical’ functions we all take for granted. One of these functions is the ability to verbally communicate with others through expressive communication limitations, which can pose huge challenges for the wellbeing of the person with autism.  But there are plenty of methods developed to help those who struggle […]

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What Is A Person-Centred Planning Champion

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Calling all incredible care providers…at Bright Futures Care, we are on the hunt for some exceptional people to join our team. From Residential Support Workers to Person-Centred Planning Champions, we have positions available in every facet of what we do.  But what is a Person-Centred Planning Champion, and how do you know it is the […]

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Will Therapy Help my Child with Autism?

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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

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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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