Jane Eyres

Jane Eyres spent over a decade as a career advisor which included trying to help people on the autism spectrum, like her brother, find work. After becoming a mother, she took a step back to work as a freelance writer and spend more time with her growing family.
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Christmas Shopping on a Tight Budget

Christmas Shopping on a Tight Budget

The best memories that children remember are not about the gifts received, but how they spent time with family.  If your child is on the Autism spectrum or has sensory difficulties, the holiday experiences may be a bit different. Loud music, bright lights, and clothing with scratchy tags are all factors that can put a damper on Christmas morning. Not to mention, the rising costs of gifts are becoming nearly impossible for families to afford. With the cost of raising a family, not budgeting for the holidays may affect household finances all year long. So, how do you manage Christmas Shopping…
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Autism Bullying- Protecting Autistic Children From Bullies

Autism Bullying- Protecting Autistic Children From Bullies

Autism Bullying- Protecting Autistic Children From Bullies As a parent to a child on the autism spectrum, chances are that your child may have already experienced bullying in one form or another. Children  with ASD are especially vulnerable to bullying according to a report by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN)  It is believed that nearly two-thirds of children on the spectrum have fallen victim to bullies at school. It has also been established that they are, in fact, nearly three times more likely to be bullied than their neurotypical peers. Children with Autism tend to have difficulty standing up for themselves something…
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Encouraging autistic children’s interests can help them throughout life

Encouraging autistic children’s interests can help them throughout life

Encouraging autistic children’s interests can help them throughout life By Jane Eyres “People with autism tend to be more all-or-nothing than most people: something is either absolutely not interesting or absolutely fascinating.” https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/behaviour/obsessions-and-special-interests This quote on the fascination that autistic children can feel for certain subjects or activities hits the nail on the head. Parents can sometimes worry when their child’s interests are extremely focused.  Being knowledgeable about a subject can actually be a great strength for autistic children. There have been some really neat studies when it comes to autistic children's interest.  When invited to join clubs focused on a topic…
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