Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, here’s an idea for you: sensory-friendly screenings for kids

2019-04-09 13:25

Regal Cinemas in the US introduced the My Way Matinee program – a sensory-friendly movie-going experience that turns the lights up and the volume down, ensuring children who are on the spectrum, have sensory-processing disorders, or are just a little afraid of the dark, can enjoy a good movie at the cinema too.

There's a lack of awareness about autism in SA

2019-04-02 12:30

This World Autism Day, South African organisations are advocating for more awareness and education around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This NPO provides subsidised private healthcare to families living with autism in KZN

2018-12-13 16:17

Action in Autism is the unique NPO providing autism resources and services to families regardless of their socio-economic status.

Single dad transforms into Spider-Man to help autistic son

2018-06-18 15:33

A dad has found the perfect way to help his autistic son calm down by transforming into a superhero.

How to help autistic children socialise in school

2018-04-03 15:23

Some children with autism need a little help when socialising with others in school, while others actually prefer having fewer friends. It might just be about finding what works best for your child and adapting accordingly.

When is the best time for you to have a baby? Well, your body says before 35

2018-02-21 15:28

While you might have planned out exactly when you'd like to settle down, get pregnant and expand your family, your body might have alternate plans.

Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books

2018-02-02 10:26

Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they initially thought.

Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?

2018-01-10 13:31

For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.

Dad publically calls out his mates for excluding his autistic son

2017-11-13 17:16

The message has attracted widespread support from other parents of autistic children.

Toya Delazy is joining Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as the new crime-fighting Powerpuff girl: Bliss

2017-09-07 16:49

Local artist Toya Delazy is teaming up with Cartoon Network as the voice of the new Powerpuff girl: Bliss!


On World Autism Day, let's rethink the way we see disability

2019-04-02 14:38

In language about disability, a vocabulary has evolved that suggests something is missing. This World Autism Day let's look at disability, not as something to apologize for, but rather as something to celebrate and embrace.

Can some children outgrow autism?

2019-04-01 05:17

It's possible that some children diagnosed with autism respond to early therapy aimed at supporting their development and end up 'outgrowing' the condition.

This dad rewrote the report of his daughter with austism and we are in tears

2018-07-17 12:33

When his daughter came home in tears with a disappointing report card, Shane Jackson did what any good parent would: he gave her a new, and improved, one.

Sophie's story and the importance of detecting autism in our girls at an early age

2018-04-06 11:21

2 April was World Autism Day and this year, the focus was on the empowerment of women and girls with autism. This is Sophie's story, highlighting that when our girls aren't diagnosed early on, they do not receive the support they need to help them flourish.

What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

2018-03-14 12:39

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term "Asperger’s syndrome", grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder" (ASD). Here an expert explains why the change was made and how it will impact families.

When you have a child living with disability

2018-02-07 10:38

It is important to remember that your child can still have a happy and fulfilled life!

Watch what happens when this little girl sings to her brother who has Down syndrome

2018-01-26 12:57

A mom caught this heartwarming moment on camera and it shows just how powerful music can be. Parent24 spoke to a registered music therapist, Caley Garden, to find out how and why this form of therapy is so beneficial for people with cognitive difficulties.

Top 10 teen dramas of 2017

2017-12-14 09:46

If your teenager is feeling bored these holidays, they'll love you for this list.

Building castles with my nephew at his new Montessori school

2017-09-08 16:15

How Montessori schooling can make a difference in your child's development, should the mainstream schooling system present particular social challenges.

10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

2017-09-06 12:15

Children with autism can add a lot of value to the world if we just take time to respect and understand them. Here are a few quick tips on how to do this - it might even benefit your relationship with your neurotypical child.

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