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A selection of podcasts on autism for parents, carers and young people, provided by the Paediatric ASD Service of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland and generously supported by funding from NHS Charities Together (https://nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/). Feedback and future ideas would be very welcome at this short online survey: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
(Intro music by Dr Gareth Lewis.)

Exploring ASD with the Northern Trust Paediatric Autism Service

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A selection of podcasts on autism for parents, carers and young people, provided by the Paediatric ASD Service of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland and generously supported by funding from NHS Charities Together (https://nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/). Feedback and future ideas would be very welcome at this short online survey: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
(Intro music by Dr Gareth Lewis.)

    Transitions – getting back to school

    Transitions – getting back to school

    Joanne & Ciara discuss transitioning back to school after the holidays and talk practical tips on how to manage the transition.
    Resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Booklet: Let’s get ready to get back to primary school
    Booklet: Teens, going back to school top tips
    (available by emailing PaediatricAutismService@northerntrust.hscni.net)
    Headspace App
    Calm App

    • 30 min
    Connecting Through Communication

    Connecting Through Communication

    A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is here: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
    Shauneen from the Autism Service shares some thoughts and tips on communicating with autistic young people, including how to teach a child about personal space, how social stories can help and how to think about eye contact.
    Resources suggested by Shauneen include:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pooky-ponders-big-questions-with-brilliant-people/id1521024464
    www.carolgraysocialstories.com
    https://ican.org.uk
    https://www.autism.org.uk
    www.middletownautism.com

    • 31 min
    Let's talk about 'bad' behaviour

    Let's talk about 'bad' behaviour

    A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is here: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
    Nicola from the Autism Service discusses behavioural challenges in autistic young people, with some practical strategies for parents and carers.

    • 32 min
    Supporting what you say in a visual way

    Supporting what you say in a visual way

    A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
    Lois from the Autism team explains the role of visual prompts, with practical suggestions for how to build these into daily routines for all age groups.   
    Further reading suggested by Lois: 
    www.middletownautism.com 
    www.autismni.org 
    autism.org.uk 
    Education Authority Autism Advisory Intervention Service

    • 30 min
    Why does my child go from 0-100?

    Why does my child go from 0-100?

    A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is here: bit.ly/3mWpcZF
    Gillian from the Autism team discusses the issue of emotional outburst in autistic children and young people, thinking about possible triggers and some strategies which can help.
    Resources suggested by Gillian:
    Calm app
    Headspace app
    Smiling Mind app
    AutismNI resources
    Middletown Autism Centre resources
    https://www.relaxkids.com/#

    • 34 min
    Good sleep and how to get it

    Good sleep and how to get it

    A brief online survey to give feedback and future suggestions is here: bit.ly/3mWpcZF  
    Kathryn from the Autism team discusses some challenges with sleep for autistic young people, along with practical strategies which could help.
    Some resources mentioned by Kathryn:   
    www.sleepscotland.org/   
    autism.org.uk/   
    thesleepcharity.org.uk/ 
    Middletown advice on sleep
    Neon the Ninja book for sleep
    The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep book

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Gemma Zoe-Hope ,

Invaluable resource

I have 4 children all diagnosed with ASD at different ages and present completely different.

These podcast are a key resource to parents of Autistic children and are extremely useful for those involved with your children eg schools, careers, families circles and friends to gain understanding how to best understand and support anyone on the Autistic spectrum.

When your child is newly diagnosed and you attend training seminars you can have information overload but these podcast enable you to take your time and process the information, allowing you to listen as many times as you need to.

These podcast will be extremely empowering for older Autistic children or adults to gain understanding, acceptance of their diagnoses and strategies they can choose to implement

As a parent who has been on this journey for many years my heart resolve is to be a life long learner for my kids that means - Learning- Unlearning -Relearning.
I’ve got many things wrong and these podcast have given me an opportunity to keep returning back to basics so I can make the necessary changes for my children.

As things are continuously changing and evolving in every sphere of the world of Autism these podcast are a vitally important key resource of wisdom and practical tools to both families and professionals and are made accessible to all.

I’m inexpressibly thankful for this resource and the wealth of information.
Some parents or professionals may not be able to attend seminars in person but these podcast ensure everyone has access and that’s a wonderful gift.

harisa474 ,

Thank you

Thank you NHSCT for this podcast. As a parent with a 13 year old daughter recently diagnosed with ASD and years of anxiety issues and difficulties with emotional regulating. This has been so helpful.

Mumto2asd ,

Great podcast

Even if you already know some of the things they are discussing sometimes it is great to hear it again from a professional and has reminded me of a few things I have stopped doing with my son.

I will try keeping a tool box in the house I think this will work well for us. Thank you for the advice.

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