Understanding autistic and neurodivergent challenges

Please also check the resources page for individuals - content linked there may be what you're looking for such as support with rights, benefits, understanding sensory and emotional regulation etc.

Jim Sinclair's excellent essay (just over 3 pages) on accepting the autism diagnosis of your child, relative or loved one.  Required reading for understanding and accepting what this means for you, for them and for the future.

Understanding and supporting sensory processing challenges.

Understanding autistic love languages and how we might express affectionate feelings differently.

Neuroclastic picture story explaining autism/the autistic brain
Really easy to understand explanation of how the autistic brain works.  Suitable for all ages (may not be easy for people with dyslexia to read due to white text on a dark background - about 11 images worth of content)

Supporting autistic and neurodivergent people

This downloadable printable resource helps plan and communicate with autistic people for day trips and could be used for longer holidays as well.  Not an affiliate link, just a good resource made by an AuDHD person.

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.


Tips for communicating effectively with autistic people.  This piece uses person-first language which is not the preference of the majority of autistic people.

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