Resources for educators

Please also look in the resources section for parents for more useful links and resources for understanding your autistic and neurodivergent pupils

https://www.durham.ac.uk/research/institutes-and-centres/neurodiversity-development/research/triple-a/
An excellent project designed to further understanding about how neurodivergent pupils experience the school environment, with a link to the free training tool which takes about 2 hours to fully complete but is an excellent use of your time.  Worthwhile for parents as well as educators.

Resources for parents

https://sossen.org.uk/
Independent charity helpline for advice and guidance in navigating statements, EHCPs and everything else.

https://www.icdl.com/dir
DIR Floortime is an alternative to ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) which aims to build relationships and skills, not just teach activities and extrinsic motivation.  This framework has less intensive therapist time, and more meaningful parent-child time which helps develop executive functioning skills in a way that prioritises the wellbeing of the autistic person.

https://www.instagram.com/neurowild_/?hl=en
Neurowild is an AuDHD Speech and Language Pathologist and parent to neurodivergent kids.  These resources are incredible.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/browse/free?search=neurowild
Resources for understanding and assessing professionals and their interventions, creating valid (learning) goals for ND students and understanding executive function.  Also useful for educators, created by an AuDHD speech and language practitioner.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/Gregory-C-Tino/author/B08LL6BGH4?
Fantastic non-speaking author Gregory C Tino has published several books about autism focusing on the senses, motor co-ordination and the non-speaking experience.  These are suitable for a range of ages - required reading for parents.

https://www.durham.ac.uk/research/institutes-and-centres/neurodiversity-development/research/triple-a/
An excellent project designed to further understanding about how neurodivergent pupils experience the school environment, with a link to the free training tool which takes about 2 hours to fully complete but is an excellent use of your time.  Worthwhile for parents as well as educators.

https://www.barrierstoeducation.co.uk/anxiety
Autistically co-produced resources on understanding autism and anxiety in young people with a focus on the school experience

Communication support

https://communication4all.org/
Resources and information for teaching non-speaking people to communicate through text (typing and letterboards).  A great practical introduction to the world of AAC

https://i-asc.org/
The International Association for Spelling as Communication.  Links, resources, creative events, networking and support for non-speaking, minimally and/or unreliably speaking people (and allies - of which I am one)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/browse/free?search=neurowild
Resources for understanding and assessing professionals and their interventions, creating valid (learning) goals for ND students and understanding executive function.  Also useful for educators, created by an AuDHD speech and language practitioner.

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