ASD Dental Trials and Tribulations

ASD Dental Trials and Tribulations

ASD Dental Trials and Tribulations Visiting the dentist is not fun for any of us. Let’s face it, having to hold your mouth open for people poke and prod around is extremely uncomfortable.  However, add to that an absolute fear of dentists and needles, and the anxiety...
Parenting with PACE

Parenting with PACE

Parenting with PACE From the moment we become parents we are on a continuous learning curve. You can read all the parenting literature in the world, and although it may help provide guidance and ideas of parenting style, you won’t know what works best with your unique...
Celebrating an autism friendly, ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas

Celebrating an autism friendly, ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas

Celebrating an autism friendly, ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas With Christmas fast approaching this year’s holiday season is going to be unlike any other as we head towards a ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas. For children, and adults with autism, Christmas can be a challenging time...
Finding ‘me time’

Finding ‘me time’

Finding ‘me time’ As a parent it’s important to find time for yourself amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For parents with children with special needs, finding ‘me time’ is far more difficult. Between school drop off and pick up, appointments with...
Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability 2020

Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability 2020

Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability 2020 With the support of SASI staff and lead by Lachlan Macphee-Dundas, our clients across different sites participated in the Mornington Peninsula day of celebration virtually this year. (PS – SASI bits...
Growing up with an autistic sibling

Growing up with an autistic sibling

Growing up with an autistic sibling My youngest son was born into a seemingly ‘normal’ family. His brother was almost 5 years older than him, and was looking forward to being a big brother. At the time of my younger son’s birth we didn’t know that his brother had...