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ATTENTION AUTISM ONLINE TRAINING;

SPANISH Attention Autism™ Online Training Level 1 Training for Professionals
Delivered by Maria Cruz Bonilla in Spanish
Dates: 4:30pm - 5:45pm starting Wednesday 10th April 2024
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Online Level 2 Coaching Course for Attention Autism™
Delivered by Lyndsay Barlow
Dates: Wednesday 10th April & Wednesday 1st May 10:00am – 11:15am
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Attention Autism™ Online Training Level 1 Training for Professionals
Delivered by Lyndsay Barlow
Dates: 11:30 – 12:45 starting 17th April 2024
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CURIOSITY TRAINING;
Curiosity Programme Online Training – For Parents
Delivered by Lyndsay Barlow
Dates: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm beginning 17th April 2024
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Curiosity Programme Online Training – Afternoon Sessions
Delivered by Siobhan Ray
Dates: Mondays (and one Tuesday) 12:15pm – 1:30pm beginning 22nd April 2024
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Curiosity Programme Online Training – Morning Sessions
Delivered by Lyndsay Barlow
Dates: Tuesdays 9:30am – 10:45 beginning 30th April 2024
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Curiosity Programme Face to Face Training – in Uxbridge
Delivered by Jaci Smith
Dates: Thursday 9th May 9am 2024
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Hair brushing, cutting and washing, for a child with Autism

Brushing, cutting and washing our hair is a normal part of the day for most of us but for others it can be a daily struggle, filled with anxiety. Children will sometimes complain about it but for those on the autism spectrum, it can quickly become something that is both feared and dreaded.

If something is a problem for a child, it rapidly becomes a problem for the parents.  You can say ‘’appearances don’t matter’’ but we know people make judgements and we want the children to make an impression that makes life easier, not harder.

Many parents opt for very short haircuts, reducing the number of times it needs to happen each year. These haircuts are fast, stressful, high impact occasions but with short hair washing and brushing is also easier. This, however, is not a long term solution. There will always be the next haircut on the horizon, and what happens when they get older?

We need to make a plan. Something that gives everyone involved a way of making small changes, gaining confidence and making the whole experience of washing, brushing and cutting hair a lot more manageable. The child may never love it and that’s okay. But if they learn how to cope and become independent, then they have a skill for life.

With this in mind, we have created a 3 step guide on how to wash, brush and cut the hair of a child with autism. Ready to get started? Okay, let’s get that hair brushed!

Step 1  Hair – let’s get it brushed

Step 2  Hair – let’s get it washed.

Step 3  Haircuts – let’s get snipping!