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How to Cope with ‘Meltdowns’

By Professor Tony Attwood Those who have an ASD are prone to have a catastrophic reaction or meltdown when overly stressed, anxious or frustrated. The meltdown may be externalised, with…

Why Some Autistic Children Refuse School

By Professor Tony Attwood There are many aspects of being at school that are challenging and stressful for children and adolescents who have autism. This can lead to school refusal,…

The Benefits of Physical Activity on ASD

By Professor Tony Attwood Teenagers who have autism are known to be less physically active than their peers.  They tend to have higher levels of obesity, with lower physical fitness…