Resources

  • Autistic celebration

    Autistic celebration

    • Blogs
    • February 02, 2020

    My Autism was my protector, my guardian, my shield. It was the part of me that filled me with joy, that satisfied me and made me content, that sheltered me. Autism was my friend, my companion, a bubble within which I could just be.

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  • The beauty of my Autism

    The beauty of my Autism

    Autism acceptance is not about denying the challenges. But… it requires you to look for – and then to see, truly and genuinely – the beauty and joy of and in Autism. Because it is there to see, if you care to look.

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  • Tips for talking to children about Autism

    Tips for talking to children about Autism

    Don’t have time to watch the full video on Talking to Children about Autism on the Reframing Autism You Tube channel? Catch our top tips for sharing your child’s Autistic identity with them, their friends, family and peers here in this short animation.

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  • Talking to children about Autism

    Talking to children about Autism

    A tip sheet for talking to your child, and their friends, peers, and family, about Autism.

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  • Joy with no surprises. Or, one family’s journey to a Merry Christmas.

    Joy with no surprises. Or, one family’s journey to a Merry Christmas.

    • Blogs
    • December 07, 2019

    This Christmas, put aside traditions and preconceived ideas of what Christmas “should” look like, and let your child lead. Make new traditions… Find new ways of being joyful. And never let the pressure of expectation ruin the beauty of your family’s unique way of being together.

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  • The importance of parents

    The importance of parents

    • Blogs
    • December 01, 2019

    “With their [parents’] love, support and advocacy, we learn to value ourselves and different ways of being.” Read the impassioned insights of Tim Chan, delivered at Reframing Autism’s official stakeholder launch, NSW Parliament House, 28 November 2019.

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  • Reframing Autism: Why, what, how?

    Reframing Autism: Why, what, how?

    • Blogs
    • December 01, 2019

    “We implore you to support our organisation to continue our work changing lives.” Read Melanie Heyworth’s full speech, delivered at Reframing Autism’s official stakeholder launch, NSW Parliament House, 28 November 2019.

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  • Launch of Reframing Autism

    Launch of Reframing Autism

    On Saturday 26 October, Reframing Autism was launched at the Now and Next Family Conference. The following blog is the speech given by Reframing Autism’s CEO and founder, Dr Melanie Heyworth, at the launch.

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  • What is play?

    What is play?

    Play is synonymous with enjoyment: it implies engagement, fun, immersion. The definition does not — and I say again, emphatically NOT — prescribe what play is. It describes the feeling that we experience when we play (enjoyment); it does not prescribe what activities constitute ‘play’.

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We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities they provide us with. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past, present, and emerging, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.