Early support

See School age  about special clothing.

Potty training

Here is a step by step guide to potty training for children with autism.      It is from the Gina Davies website.     She has quite a following.      Click icon to browse.

Early years and childcare

Click the icon to see the Lincolnshire County Council guide to early years and childcare.     new        It includes providers of childcare and help with costs.

Here is a legal guide to help ensure parents do not miss out on free early years child care and education.       Click the PDF icon to see the guide.

  • Chapter 4 on finding free childcare might be of particular interest.
  • Chapter 9 goes through a number of possible problems and outlines what the law says about them.

For reference, here is Lincolnshire Council’s service plan for childcare providers.

Right from the start

Ambitious about Autism has produced a straight-forward and practical guide for parents of pre-school children to help them through their autism journey.      They have a link to it on one of their Facebook posts.       Alternatively, search for Right from the start on their website to download it.

Website:  www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk       Twitter has a link to the website at the top of its display.

Home teaching

Portage is a scheme for teaching pre-school children with special educational needs, new and useful skills in their own homes.      Click icon for more information.       Parents can refer their child directly.

Life Skills

This booklet offers a practical approach to help parents and carers develop life skills in their young children.        It is produced by Falkirk Council’s Children with Disabilities team.        To read this booklet click on the icon.

Early Support

Lincolnshire County Council provide an Early support, care and co-ordination service, or ESCO for short.       It is for children under eighteen with complex health needs or disabilities.      To book an ESCO Drop in clinic appointment, phone the Customer Service Centre number: 01522 782111.      Clinics are held monthly at Children’s Centres.

Click PDF icon for leaflet and rotate page to view.        Click graphic icon for GAIN web page.

Speech and Language

Click on  Speech and Language  to find out about speech and language development.


Read about parents whose preschool-age children have either autism or Asperger’s.