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What Are Autism Spectrum Disorders? Autism and ADHD Explained

Autism spectrum disorders affect around 700,000 people in the UK, meaning that over 2.8 million people have a family member on the autism spectrum. It’s a lifelong condition that affects how people interact with others, and it can be mild or serious depending on where the person sits on the spectrum. For families with an […]

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Understanding the fostering placement matching process

Placement social worker Melissa provides an introductory explanation of how foster placement matching works. When you’re approved to become a foster parent, it’s an exciting time — you’re a step closer to changing not just your life but those of vulnerable children. But to ensure your placement is as positive an experience as possible for […]

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7 lessons I’ve learnt from introverted children

  If you care for a quiet, shy or ‘less sociable’ young person, this knowledge gained working with foster parents who care for introverted children may help you support them. Courtesy of NFA North West training manager Kath Hamblett.   1. Introverts aren’t aloof Some children may exclude themselves simply because they’re frightened of forming […]

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