Top Home Improvements for the Safety and Comfort of Autistic Children

Creating a safe and comfortable home environment is crucial for all families, but it holds a special significance for those with autistic children. These children experience the world differently, with heightened sensitivities to their surroundings.  Did you know that according to a study by the Autism Research Institute, environmental factors play a significant role in the well-being of individuals with autism? This includes everything within the home, from the colour of the walls to the quality of the living room windows. This article shares how particular home improvements can contribute to a more secure and serene home, making a significant difference for families with autistic children. Understanding Sensory Needs in Autism Children with autism often perceive the world in unique ways, with their senses either heightened or dulled compared to neurotypical individuals.…


A Parents Guide to Autism and Sensory Eating (S6E53)

Sensory eating is something so many autism families struggle with daily, mine included. My guest this week is Brittyn Coleman, aka The Autism Dietitian. Brittyn is one of only a handful of dietitians across the country specializing in autistic kids. She’s here to help us better understand what sensory eating is and how it differs from picky eating. We also talk about how we can help ensure proper nutrition in our kids, and expand their menus in creative ways.

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Conversations Dads Should Have But Often Don’t

Fatherhood isn't just a phase; it's an evolving role with numerous layers and dimensions. As fathers, you set the bar for what your children come to expect from the world and themselves. Your words and actions guide them, serving as the yardstick against which they measure their worth and understand their environment. Yet, there are conversations many fathers steer clear of, avoiding the choppy waters of taboo subjects. But these conversations are essential. They not only deepen your relationship with your children but also provide them with the wisdom and tools they'll need to navigate life's complexities. Emotional Vulnerability The word 'vulnerability' is often seen as antithetical to strength and confidence. Yet, true leadership involves showing your human side. Opening up about your fears, concerns, and life experiences makes you…

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Understanding and Managing Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common concern that can impact individuals of all ages and genders. Whether caused by genetic factors, hormonal changes, or underlying health conditions, understanding and managing hair loss requires a comprehensive approach. This article will delve into the various aspects of hair loss, from its causes to effective management strategies. Understanding the Causes Hair loss can result from a variety of factors, and a clear understanding of the underlying cause is crucial for effective management. Some common causes include: Genetic Factors: Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness, is often hereditary. Hair follicles shrink over time, leading to thinning hair and eventual hair loss. Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormones, like those that occur during pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),…


Hibi – manage, coordinate & navigate your child’s care

At Hibi, we’re on a mission to ensure that every family caring for a child has the support they need. I’m Sam, a cofounder at Hibi, living in London in the UK. I grew up with family and friends caring for children, including my mum who is an occupational therapist. I’ve worked for years for a charity in London supporting children with developmental conditions, particularly autism. What I was seeing was that behind every child, there is a family at home working to manage, coordinate and navigate care. Parents have to manage, store & share huge amounts of information, including medications, documents, appointments, symptoms and more. They also have to navigate a fragmented system split across health, education and social care organisations. The result is an experience that can be…

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Guy Talk: Communicating About Men’s Health Issues

Talking about health, especially men’s health, has always been a bit of a taboo. But why should it be? It’s time to change the narrative and bring these crucial conversations into the spotlight. Your health is your wealth, as the saying goes, and for men, being informed and open about health issues is not just smart; it’s essential. Whether it’s discussing mental wellbeing or understanding the nuances of physical health, it’s important to create a space where these topics are no longer brushed under the carpet. Men’s health is a broad canvas painted with various issues that are often unique or more prevalent in men. From mental health to heart disease, and yes, even hair loss, it’s crucial to understand these issues not just in isolation but as part of…