• Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

    Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

    In recent years, it has become widely accepted that there is a considerable overlap between the Autistic and the LGBTIQA+ communities. However, a corresponding effort to support the Autistic-LGBTIQA+ community has not been forthcoming. Read Reframing Autism’s full position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity.

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  • Introduction to Autism, Part 2: Next steps after a childhood diagnosis

    Introduction to Autism, Part 2: Next steps after a childhood diagnosis

    The early days following an Autism diagnosis can be a bewildering time. Read Dr Melanie Heyworth’s top five tips for parents of newly diagnosed Autistic children, to help you on your journey.

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  • The AAA Project: Building friendships, brick by brick

    The AAA Project: Building friendships, brick by brick

    Teenage autistic advocates, Alyssa and Lachlan Bolger, reflect on the work they do to help other kids find their autistic pride, and what true friendship should look like – and not look like!

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  • ‘Social skills’, turn-taking, and board games

    ‘Social skills’, turn-taking, and board games

    Reframing Autism’s Melanie Heyworth discusses how cooperative board games can be a useful resource in encouraging the skills of ‘turn-taking’ and teamwork, and the benefits such games have afforded her family.

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  • Authentically connected: Establishing a community for neurodivergent and gender diverse families

    Authentically connected: Establishing a community for neurodivergent and gender diverse families

    Guest blogger Emma Ward set out to create a community where difference was understood and accepted at a local level – a place where neurodivergent and gender diverse families could thrive. Read Emma’s story here.

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  • Exploring Autistic space

    Exploring Autistic space

    When I first read Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes, one of the many moments that stayed with me was his description of Autistics coming together with other Autistics, the liberation and joy that is finding your tribe. He describes – as do many others – that moment when Autistics come together, without judgement, without censure, without fear, free to be themselves, tangibly and profoundly. From the moment I have been reading about Autistic Space (spaces by, with and for Autistics), I have been longing for the day that I might experience them and find my “people”.

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