Author Archives: Richard Nurse

Cooperation and collaboration between teachers and parents – What we learned at #CoPro19

You might have seen some of our recent social media posts about a great event we attended in Stockport on Monday – The Working Together Conference (#CoPro19). As Gareth Morewood explained in his opening remarks, the objective of the CoPro19 event was to develop collaboration and cooperation between teachers and parents in order to develop […]

Autism: coping strategies for large crowds

Parents of children with autism have all had those moments – an event that looks interesting but you’re not sure how your child will cope. I’d like to start this year’s blog (Happy New Year, one and all before I forget) with a personal story from last weekend. I’m a Cambridge United fan and as […]

2018: A picturepath year in review

Judging by the number of lights flashing behind me and the speed that our electricity meter is flying around, Christmas is just around the corner. As well as our excitement for what’s to come in 2019 (more on that in a minute), it’s quite amazing to look back on how much we’ve achieved this year. […]

Monthly Update: Events, improvements and Vegimals

As thoughts now move towards Christmas activities and parties, it’s a good time to tell you about some of the exciting things that we’ve been up to over the past month or so. You might have seen us at several recent events such as the Autism: A Hands On Approach Conference, the Research SEND Conference […]

Why visual timelines need digitising

Hands up if your child loves using digital technology? Hands up who loves a laminated visual timeline, but despairs the time it takes to make and maintain? This was the starting point for our journey. Visual timelines were a total blessing, reducing stress and meltdowns and helping my son plan and understand what tasks and […]

How to get the most out of your account

We are always looking for ways to improve your experience using picturepath® and one of the best ways to improve is to listen to our users… and we have! Our community of users have identified functions on our applications that require some guidance to perform. We’ve uploaded a number of videos to our YouTube channel […]

If there’s so much happiness around autism, why is it frequently portrayed as a problem?

For us, there’s so much to celebrate and so much happiness that comes from being around autistic people. Open the newspapers or talk to some people with ASD and the view is usually gloomy and negative. Our founder Richard Nurse asked through Quora ‘why it’s so hard to find the positives in Autism?’ Here’s some […]

Latest picturepath developments and benefits

Since we were last in touch, we’ve finished and tested a major development. The sharing option between home and school is now live! This means that if your school is using picturepath then you can swap between the two timelines. Parents can see what lessons have taken place today (so now you can avoid the […]

10 Autism and SEN friendly activities for this Autumn

Over at picturepath® we think it’s tremendous to see how rapidly Autism Hour is taking off. It’s a national campaign run by the National Autistic Society which encourages businesses to take simple steps for 60 minutes to make things more Autism friendly. Autism Hour has got us thinking that there’s a lot of places that […]

8 common misconceptions about Autism

Autism, Autism Spectrum, Autistic… I’m sure you will have heard these words before, and you probably have a rough idea of what they mean. As with many medical disorders, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding autism. In this article, we will outline the top 8 autism myths in the hope that it will set the […]