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ALEXITHYMIA & AUTISM (graphic + links) Alexithymia is the difficulty in identifying, processing and conveying one's own emotions and sensations or recognising those of others. It is very common among Autistic and other neurodivergent people.As one of our Autistic mentors describes, "It means I often don’t know how to recognise and communicate my emotions - NOT that I don’t have emotions at all."For a deeper dive, please see:▪️ From Yo Samdy Sam "Alexithymia: What it's like to not know how you feel" (youtu.be/S3tD94tB6T4)▪️ From Sonny Hallett via Medium, "When everyone is speaking a different language: Alexithymia & Autism" (tinyurl.com/y5y972wg)▪️ From our Feb 2021 post on "Interoception Resources" (tinyurl.com/c2nd652w)▪️ From Onesimusix, "The Emotional Word Wheel"(imgur.com/a/CkxQC)Image shared with permission of Emily Lees, an Autistic Speech Language Therapist whose work can be found on Twitter @EmilioLees and at www.autisticslt.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our next weekly virtual drop in session is 15th June, 10-11am! Join our experts for information, support and advice on your child's SEN education. Sign up here: 🙂www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sendiass-drop-in-tickets-152495471059 ... See MoreSee Less
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West Berkshire SENDIASS is an impartial advice service. Anything shared by us is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight is the 4th Hangout for young people with SEND. They will get a £10.00 Amazon voucher for joining, and get to meet lots of other kids, and most importantly, have some fun! 7.00pm tonight on Zoom. The code and P/Word is on the flyer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Is your child struggling at school?

Parenting Special Children are currently running a mini-project in West Berkshire whereby they can support children living with adopters or kinship carers get the right support in school. This could be arranged around their attachment needs or any other special need. If you are a family (or you know of a family) who would benefit from this support, please see the flier…

Are you visually impaired aged 18-30?

Do you do physical activity or play sports? I want to hear from you all, regardless if you are active or not. If you are active I would like to hear about your experience with physical activity, sports and technologies. If you are not active, I would be interested to know why! Please fill in this online survey https://isurvey.soton.ac.uk/33270. I would like…

FREE Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) event, Slough

Want to know more about getting the right EHCP for your child? This FREE event is being run by Witherslack Group. It is being held on Wednesday 16 October, 10am-3pm (registration 9.30am) at Slough Aspire, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, SL1 4TU. It is aimed at developing your understanding of the Education. Health & Care Plan process, helping you make informed and positive decisions regarding your child’s…