Issue 43: Spring 2019

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Issue 43: Spring 2019

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Discover Disneyland Paris for kids with autism!

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It's spring and we've got a host of articles to hop into the season with.

Are you thinking of visiting Disneyland Paris but finding the prospect daunting? You'll be glad of the experiences shared by readers Glen and Sally Toman. They visited last year and did plenty of research beforehand. Having had a fantastic time, they've shared their top tips with you.

As usual AuKids is packed with top tips and advice from parents themselves, including balancing a career with home life. We've top tips on preparing your child for an excursion so that last minute meltdowns are a thing of the past and we've some expert advice on noise sensitivity too.

Table of Contents

Reviews and Prizes

An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families; Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism using Minecraft; OCD and Autism; App - Picturepath; App - Cause and Effect Light Box.

Ask the Experts: On noise sensitivity

Phoebe Caldwell, Becky Lyddon, Matt Mielnick and Emily Kellett advise.

Our Magical Trip to Disneyland Paris

The Toman family, who have two under tens with autism, review Disneyland Paris and give top tips for parents planning a trip.

The Inside Angle: Stasia Gibbs-Lewis

Stasia discusses what overload in public feels like, and what she does to recover.

Doorstep Drama!

Top tips for little ones reluctant to leave the house.

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Co-editors Debby Elley and Tori Houghton discuss what happens when autistic kids lack the means to say 'No' - and how we can help.

The Juggling Act

Expert Amiayla Durairaj reports on parents who succeed at balancing life with a special needs child and keeping a career. With tips from AuKids readers.

The Last Word: Back to the Good Old Days

Co-editor and mum Debby Elley considers why nostalgia is so important to autistic kids.