Providing support to children and young people, families and schools

Autism is a form of neurodiversity – a different way of thinking, behaving, learning and interacting with others. These resources provide information for families, educators and students to support young people who may or may not have an autism diagnosis during their schooling.

Autistic artist Freya Pinney created this image, titled 'Interconnections'. The painting explores how it feels to be supported and to offer support, representing the interconnections between being heard, seen, accepted and developing understanding.


Starting School

These resources aim to help educators of students on the autism spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed) prepare for the first year of schooling.
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Interoception and self-regulation

Support children and young people to to feel more connected to their bodies, and to interpret and express their emotions helpfully.
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Autism: Respectful relationships

Respectful relationships modules covering years 5-9. Each module includes background information, teaching activities and links to additional specialised resources.
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Autism: Resources for families

Resources to support parents and carers of Autistic children and young people.
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Neurodiversity is about celebrating and embracing difference and diversity across humankind, and looking at how we can support neurodiversity across all contexts.'

Dr Beth Saggers, Professor, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology