A wealth of information on autism in general but also lots of useful information especially for those living in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. Includes information on support groups and services.
National Autistic Society
Lots of information and resources to support autistic people and their families, loved ones and carers
A superb Australian website made by autistic people, for autistic people with lots of resources
The Uk’s leading autism research and campaigning charity. With lots of self-help resources and information about research.
A website about autism for autistic young people
An informative website with a Midlands hub for Leicestershire. Autism Central Hubs offer guidance to families, carers and personal assistants of autistic people. Hubs may also run events such as workshops, drop-in sessions, coffee mornings or virtual meet-ups.
a wealth of resources including a large bank of explanatory videos produced by UK autistic person, Quinn.
A platform to distribute research and experience-based information on autism. It is run by two autistic psychologists and based in the USA.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith
An autistic mum of autistic kids. Her website contains a wealth of well-presented resources containing loads of practical tips. There is autism specific content plus information about keeping your mental health in the best shape.
A gaming community for under 18s made for and by autistic people. The website has links to their YouTube channel and Twitter feed.
Leicestershire Autistic Society
A local organisation who also run some support groups.
By and for autistic people
Reframing Autism is pleased to introduce Autism Essentials – our free, self-paced online course that provides a neuro-affirming understanding of Autism.
This course is designed for a wide variety of lived experiences as well as different levels of pre-existing knowledge about Autism, from those that are totally new to the topic to those that have formal education in Autism.
Whether you are Autistic, formally diagnosed, self-identified or think you might be Autistic, a family member or loved one of an Autistic person, a researcher, teacher, other professional, or ally, we hope you learn something new or deepen and extend your existing knowledge of Autism and the Autistic community.
The course focuses on five main areas:
- What Is Autism?
- Brain Differences
- Communication and Socialising
- Thinking and Processing
All learners access the same base information in the course, but each topic has multiple worksheets available for different levels of knowledge about Autism. You can choose to complete the level that best fits your knowledge to customise your learning in a way that works for you.
Click this link to register:
An app to support autistic people with anxiety.
Based on CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) which has been adapted to be more autism friendly. The app supports you to log your worries and gives tips on how anxiety works and how to manage it. You can view your progress with stats and graphs.
- 1800 Seconds on Autism – 1800 Seconds on Autism – Podcast Addict
- Actually Autistic – Actually Autistic – Podcast Addict
- Autistic Flappy Hour – Autistic Flappy Hour Podcast – Podcast Addict
- Autism Stories – Autism Stories – Podcast Addict
- Pooky Ponders by Dr Pooky Knightsmith – lots of helpful and highly practical information for parents, young people about supporting mental health in general but also plenty of specific autism related content – https://pookyh.buzzsprout.com/
- The Late Discovered Club – This is a podcast that gives late discovered autistic women and marginalized genders a voice. There are real life self-discovery stories, and compassionate conversations with some truly incredible women and people. Created and hosted by autistic Psychotherapist Catherine Asta – https://www.podpage.com/the-late-discovered-club/
What is Autism?
A National Autistic Society animation.
Amazing Things Happen
A video by Alexander Amelines.
Walk in My Shoes
An animation of Erin Davidson’s story explaining how being autistic affected her in school.
Autism and Anxiety
A brief, animation from Autistica that explains autistic anxiety.
Why are Autistic Folks Anxious?
Dr Luke Beardon speaks to the Autistic Girls Network and shares his expertise and insight on this topic. He offers problem solving ideas not just for helping individuals in the here and now but also ideas on how society and systems should change to enable inclusion and better outcomes for autistic people.
UK based Ella makes videos about her life with autism, ADHD and chronic illness (hEDS)
A Kind of Spark
A fictional book by Elle McNicholl with neuro-diversity affirmative characters/storyline
Adapted to children/young people’s drama – CBBC