Series: Homebase Hope: All About Autism

Homebase Hope: All About Autism will inspire you to think differently when it comes to autism. I will be interviewing leading world experts who aren’t held back by conventional dogmas. I will be chatting to inspirational and courageous parents and people on the spectrum who are part of a grassroots movement for autism awareness, action and inclusion.

Healing The Gut: Beyond Dietary Intervention with Kirsty Wirth

We know diet impacts gut health, but what else influences the state of the gut? We need to look beyond the diet and explore the impacts of nature, movement and so much more when we endeavour to heal and seal the gut. Find out about the practical strategies you can implement today!

Teenage Life On The Spectrum

Today we are viewing autism through the lens of a teen on the spectrum. Clay Lewis is 16, girl crazy, car mad, loathes school and lives for music. Just your typical teenager. He’s also on the autism spectrum and is just realising he’s a person his peers want to get to know. Clay has his …

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How To Bully Proof Your Child

It’s about time we shed some light on what is a dark topic – bullying. One in four Australian school students report repeated bullying. Half of Australian children say they have been the target of bullying behaviour at least once. Children on the spectrum are easy targets for school bullies. Lets look at how you can approach bullying and how you can bully proof your child!

Changing Lives, One Lunchbox At A Time

Let’s look at the types of foods we should be packing into the lunchbox! We’re led to believe that packing the lunchbox requires a PhD in nutrition, but Beck Warke, functional nutrition consultant breaks it down for us in really practical terms and shows us how to make the best choices when it comes to shopping, nutrition and a plant-based diet.

Ditch Homework For More Play

Do kids with autism benefit from homework? Is it really doing them any favours? In many cases it just adds to the after-school stress and meltdowns. We think it’s better to ditch the homework and replace it with more time to relax, connect, move and play. When we’re able to deliver this, children begin to thrive.

Movement Therapy, Waking Up The Brain & Job Skills with Joanne Lara

Music and movement combined has the power to re-map the brain! Autism Movement Therapy® is a program based on interhemispheric sensory integration to help children reach their potential. Music and movement can literally rewire the brain to benefit a child’s communication, cognitive function, behaviour and motor skills.

Visual Supports For Children With Autism

Impaired communication is a core challenge for children with autism. Many kids on the spectrum learn effectively through the use of visual supports. Visuals can increase predictability, reduce anxiety, improve listening and independence and empower children to effectively communicate their message.

Autism And The Stress Effect with Dr Terry Hamlin

Children with autism often experience very high stress levels which can lead to problem behaviours and a decline in their physical and emotional health. Dr Terry Hamlin discusses a revolutionary empowering approach which can be used on the most complex cases of autism, yet the approach itself is quite simple in nature. It focuses on a lifestyle approach.

Inflammation & Autism – A Holistic Approach with Dr Madiha Saeed

Many children on the spectrum experience chronic stress caused by everyday stressors such as transitions, social situations, a diet high in processed food and poor quality sleep. This constant stress day after day can cause inflammation in their little bodies. Eliminating inflammation from the body requires a really holistic approach and this is exactly what we are delving into today!

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