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Talking Autism: A podcast for parents determined to make a difference. With strategies and advice for families of children and young people with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, High Functioning Autism or Pathological Demand Avoidance, Victoria ensures that parents have the support they need to support their children.

As an Autism Specialist Teacher with over 20 years experience, and a mum to a child on the Spectrum Victoria recognises that life is about more than just strategies. This isn't a one size fits all kind of show. It's a show about celebrating what is unique about your child and using that alongside the knowledge you gain to enable them to be successful.
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In this episode Victoria talks about why children on the Spectrum often struggle with sleep and ways we as parents can help them to sleep a little more easily.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggles to sleep this is the episode for you. Links: Get your copy of the Victoria's book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ Join our free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how to use your child's special interest to make their life and yours not only easier, but more enjoyable.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who has a strong Special Interest this is the episode for you.  Links: Join the Free summer challenge here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/free-back-to-school-challenge/ Get your copy of the Victoria's book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ Join our free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about making the most of the school holidays in terms of raising your child's self esteem and teaching new skills. She also introduces a brand new FREE challenge.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and would like to make sure you have your bases covered this summer, this is the episode for you.  Links: Join the Free challenge here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/free-back-to-school-challenge/ Get your copy of the book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ Join our free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria teaches you how to get to the root causes of behaviour, and explains how period of daily tracking and be really beneficial in understanding the impact of the day as a whole. As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and would like to better understand their actions and reactions, this is the episode for you.  Links: Get your copy of the book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ Join our free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria gives you a whole host of strategies to make this summer a relaxing and enjoyable one - not just for your child but to the whole family.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and are worried about the summer holidays this is the episode for you. Links: Get your copy of the book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ Join our free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria gives you a whole host of strategies to use if you would like to enable your child to become more confident about trying new activities.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of Autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggles with new activities or experiences this is the episode for you.  Links: Arrange A Braveling Landing: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/bravelings/ Jon Our Free Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria gives you a whole host of strategies to use which which will help you show your child that mistakes can actually be a good thing!  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggles when they make a mistake this is the episode for you.  Links Get hold of your copy of the book: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/talking-autism-parenting-your-unique-child/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria will talk you through simple things you can do to help your family and friends better understand the needs of your child. She also reflects on how we as people change when our child is given a diagnosis.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and want to make sure your family and friends are better able to support you and your child this is the episode for you.  Links: Bravelings Summer Challenge https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/product/bravelings/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio.   
In this episode Victoria will talk you through simple things you can do when a Meltdown begins that will help your child to calm more quickly. It's a short episode that will make a big difference.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and want to make sure you give your child a chance to calm down more quickly during times of distress, this is the episode for you.  Links: FREE PDA Strategies Booklet: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/when-i-wont-do-it-really-means-im-too-anxious-to-do-it-a-guide-to-pathological-demand-avoidance/ FREE Masking Strategies Booklet:  https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/when-looking-fine-isnt-the-same-as-being-fine-a-guide-to-masking/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria gives you a whole host of strategies to use during weeks where anxiety levels are particularly high. You know - like three weeks before the end of the summer term, when honestly the usual things just aren't cutting the mustard! As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and are struggling to manage high anxiety levels, this is the show for you.  Links: FREE PDA Strategies Booklet: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/when-i-wont-do-it-really-means-im-too-anxious-to-do-it-a-guide-to-pathological-demand-avoidance/ FREE Masking Strategies Booklet:  https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/when-looking-fine-isnt-the-same-as-being-fine-a-guide-to-masking/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how you as a parent can encourage your child to write.  She discusses strategies to build their confidence, and gives multiple examples of how you can incorporate writing into your day to day lives to reduce anxiety levels. As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggle with written work this is the episode for you.  Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com #UNIQUEANDSUCCESSFUL: The Membership  https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/uniqueandsuccessful-the-membership/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how when life gets tough we often revert to survival mode, fighting fires and coping day to day. She introduces some ways to get out of that rut, and explains just why it's so important to start being proactive for both you and your child.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance and feel like you spend more time fighting fires than you should, this is the episode for you.  Links: Pre-order the book here: https://autismconsultancyinternational.com/our-products/ If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria discusses calm packs, which are one of her favourite strategies for reducing the anxiety levels of children and young people. She explains the right time to use them, and the contents you should put in them to enhance their power. If you are trying to reduce Meltdowns, especially when you are out and about these are a great solution.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggles with anxiety, this is the episode for you.  Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how you as a parent can teach social skills to your child at home, using a simple structured format. She goes through the method she uses with young people and talks about her own experiences as a parent of teaching social skills and the importance of being ahead of the game. As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggle with social skills this is the episode for you.  Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria tackles why the system so often doesn't work for children and young people on the spectrum, whilst helping parents navigate through the minefield of working with the professionals involved. If you are fed up of not being listened to, frustrated that no one seems to recognise that you no your child better than they do and ready to take action to change that this episode will help you to figure out what you need to do.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance, and are determined to ensure the system works as well as it can for them, this is the episode for you.  Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how girls with High Functioning Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance and Asperger's Syndrome are so often missed of the radar both in terms of diagnosis and support. She discusses her own red flags which make her want to investigate further, and strategies that can particularly help girls become more confident especially around their social relationships.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you know a girl with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance this is the episode for you! For details about our online social skills groups for girls email victoria@autismconsultancyinternational.com Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria talks about how things change at the end of the summer term in schools and how you can prepare your child for those changes. From simple strategies you can apply here and now at home, to ideas you can talk to your child's teacher about implementing at school - this is an episode that will give you the confidence to know you have this time of year covered.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggle with change and lack of structure this is the episode for you! Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria provides step by step instructions to those wanting to help their child to recognise emotions. She explains not only how to help children label abstract emotions, but how to aid them to recognise when their own emotions are building. As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who struggle with emotions this is the episode for you.  inks: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria discusses what parents need to start doing now to ensure that their child is ready for transition into their next class at the end of this term. She discusses both time lines and transition activities, as well as discussing why these are so important for children with autism. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's or Pathological Demand Avoidance who is moving into a new class, or battling the brave new world of secondary school this episode is for you. Make sure that both you and they are prepared for the year ahead and follow the strategies discussed by Victoria to make the summer break as anxiety free as possible.  Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
In this episode Victoria tackles the controversial subject of children with autism that mask in one area of their lives. She discusses the fact that parents are all too often blamed for their difficulties, whilst arming you with the tools you need to get them the support they need both at home and at school to be #UNIQUEANDSUCCESSFUL.  As with all the Podcasts in this show, the strategies given aren't just theoretical - instead they are born out of many years of autism experience, both professionally and personally - and have all been tried and tested not only by Victoria but by the parents she has worked with. If you have a child with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance who copes well on the surface at school but then explodes or retreats the moment they step through the doors of home, then this is this is the episode for you. Links: www.autismconsultancyinternational.com If you want more support, check out our free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169995200363330/ Content Disclaimer The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article or audio are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on the contents of this article, video or audio. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article or audio. Victoria disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article or audio. 
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Rachael Jane Box

using pda based strategies makes so much difference, a lot of typical asd strategies can have a counter effect x

May 26th
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Rachael Jane Box

I love these podcasts. we're part of the membership, it's changed our lives so much for the better, the support system and Victoria are both amazing! x

May 26th
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Sam Duncombe

Looking forward to this, you might want to invest in a better microphone though! >_<

May 21st
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