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1110, 2014

Leeds Conference on Autism – Autistic Intelligence

By | October 11th, 2014|Categories: The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leeds Conference on What Works in Autism - Autistic Intelligence Being a science graduate, I know very well that academic conferences can be dry and laborious affairs. Sitting all day in a hall listening to

1409, 2014

Want to take part in some Autism Research?

By | September 14th, 2014|Categories: The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Autism Research Hi! My name is Alexa, and I'm a researcher at the Autism Research Centre in the University of Cambridge. We are studying hormones in adults with autism, parents of individuals with autism, and

109, 2014

The Leeds Local Offer

By | September 1st, 2014|Categories: Online Resources, Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Leeds Local Offer As children return to school across Leeds today,  the Leeds Local Offer becomes available for initial feedback. This post focuses on the Leeds Local Offer, but if you are from another

2608, 2014

Sensory Overload, how might it feel?

By | August 26th, 2014|Categories: Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sensory Overload Sensory Overload How might sensory overload feel if you have Sensory Processing Disorder or if you are on the Autistic Spectrum? I have found so many videos recently relating to sensory

1908, 2014

Parent Support Group in East Leeds

By | August 19th, 2014|Categories: Organisations (UK), Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Parent Support Group in Garforth, East Leeds. The Jigsaw Tree is starting a new parent support group, for families in East Leeds. We have started this group because, from a personal perspective, there was no

908, 2014

the girl with the curly hair : Asperger’s and Me

By | August 9th, 2014|Categories: Books, Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

the girl with the curly hair : Asperger's and Me Alis Rowe is the girl with the curly hair. She is 25, loves weightlifting, her cats and has Asperger's Syndrome. Alis's mission is to improve

2607, 2014

Information about the changes that are coming for children and young people with SEN and disabilities under the Children and Families Act

By | July 26th, 2014|Categories: Online Resources, Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Information about the changes that are coming for children and young people with SEN and disabilities under the Children and Families Act for all services - a video from Child Friendly Leeds & Leeds Children's

1707, 2014

Helen Receives Silver Star Award

By | July 17th, 2014|Categories: The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Shhhhh! Don't tell Helen I have posted this... I (the web designer) had to post this news about Helen receiving a Silver Star Award from the Leeds STARS Team on behalf of the Autism Education

1607, 2014

Pheebsters Sensory Toys discount code

By | July 16th, 2014|Categories: Online Resources, Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pheebsters Sensory Toys discount code Pheebsters are offering Jigsaw Tree followers a 10% discount on their fantastic range of affordable sensory toys, use the code JIG at checkout until 31/12/14   Have a look at

1307, 2014

Pathological Demand Avoidance Video

By | July 13th, 2014|Categories: Online Resources, Resources, The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pathological Demand Avoidance Video This is a great video about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), one of the Autism Spectrum Conditions. The video was created by Jane Sherwin who writes at Understanding PDA. What is PDA?

1307, 2014

Love Parks Week Has Something For Everyone!

By | July 13th, 2014|Categories: The Jigsaw Tree Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Being in open green spaces has been said to improve your general well being,  physical  health and mental health. Open spaces are great for people with spectrum conditions to de-stress and unwind. Why not take

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