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Autism resources: A to Z

A

Anxiety

The 5-point scale for emotional regulation is a visual system that can help to organize a person’s thinking when working through difficult moments, particularly those that require social understanding. See the article below for more information.

The 5-Point Scale and Emotional Regulation (Kari Dunn Buron)

Autism

The National Autistic Society provide information about what autism is and how it affects people.

What is autism (autism.org.uk)

Autism Alert card

The National Autistic Society produce Autism Alert cards to let people know that someone is autistic and that they may need extra help or understanding in certain situations. You can buy the cards through their online shop or download the cards for free: I am Autistic Card (download)

Products: Autism alert cards (autism.org.uk)

Advocacy

The National Autistic Society offer support services to families with autistic adults or children.

Parent to Parent (autism.org.uk)

Adulthood

Ambitious about Autism have information and advice for autistic young people, including information on employment and work experience.

Preparing for adulthood (ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk)


B

Behaviour

The STAR analysis model is a helpful way of assessing what happens before, during and after an episode of unacceptable behaviour. You can use this chart to monitor and assess behaviour: STAR Approach – behaviour analysis chart

The National Autistic Society has advice on what causes distressed behaviour and offers tips on developing ways of dealing with it.

Behaviour (autism.org.uk)

Bereavement

The National Autistic Society Has advice on bereavement and how it can affect autistitc people.

Bereavement (autism.org.uk)


C

Communication

The National Autistic Society has advice, tips and visual tools to support autistic people with communication.

Communication (autism.org.uk)

Counselling

Rotherham Parent Carers Forum offer counselling services to their members. For general information about their counselling services, click below.

Counselling service (rpcf.co.uk)

For information about their counselling service for children and young people aged between 10 and 25 year old with SEND, and siblings of SEND children aged between 10-17 years old, click below.

10-25 Counselling service (rpcf.co.uk)

For information about their counselling service for all their Parent Carer members aged 18 years old and over, click below.

18+ Counselling service (rpcf.co.uk) 

Comic Strip conversations

The National Autistic Society has information about how social stories and comic strip conversations can help autistic people develop greater social understanding and help them stay safe.

Social stories and comic strip conversations (autism.org.uk)


D

Daily schedules 

The National Autistic Society has information about visual supports which can be used to help autistic people manage daily schedules.

Visual supports (autism.org.uk)


E

Eating

The National Autistic Society has a guide to explain what may be causing eating issues for an autistic person and offer practical strategies to help.

Eating – a guide for all audiences (autism.org.uk)

Energy Accounting

Sheffield Children’s NHS has produced a leaflet about energy management. This is a tool to manage the day-to-day stress experienced by a person with autism.

Energy management (Sheffield Children’s NHS)


F

Friendships

The National Autistic Society has an article about friendship and relationship experiences of autistic girls and women:

Autistic female friendships (autism.org.uk)

They also have a guide for autistic adults on making friends and socialising

Making friends – a guide for autistic adults (autism.org.uk)                

Family

Tha National Autistic Society has support programmes for parents and carers which offer advice and guidance on strategies and approaches to working with autistic children.

Family support (autism.org.uk)

They also have guides for navigating family relationships, and advice for parents, siblings and children on how to support their autistic family member.

Family relationships (autism.org.uk)

Daisy Chain have an Autism Central service that provides parents/carers of autistic children/young people and adults with support, advice and learning. They offer 1:1 appointments, online learning workshops and virtual support sessions. This service is available to all parents/carers living in the North East and Yorkshire region.

Autism Central (daisychainproject.co.uk)


G

Girls and hidden presentation

Yellow Ladybugs together with the Department of Education & Training in Victoria, Australia have produced a comprehensive guide to greater visibility, better understanding and improving support for autistic girls.

Spotlight on girls with autism (Yellow Ladybugs/Victoria State Government)

Grandparents support and extended family

Autism Speaks offer advice to grandparents of children with autism.

Five Tips for Grandparents of a Child with Autism (autismspeaks.org)


H

Holidays

The National Autistic Society has advice and guidance which aims to make going on holiday an easier and less stressful experience ofr autistic people.

Going on holiday (autism.org.uk)


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Sleep

See the sleep advice on the Health and Wellbeing section of the Local Offer.

Sleep

Social Stories and Comic Strip conversations

The National Autistic Society has information about how social stories and comic strip conversations can help autistic people develop greater social understanding and help them stay safe.

Social stories and comic strip conversations (autism.org.uk)


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U

Unstructured time – Playtimes

The National Autistic Society has advice on helping autistic children deal with unstructured periods of time at school

Difficulties at lunch and break times (autism.org.uk)


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