• “Just Ask Me”: The Importance of Respectful Relationships Within Schools, a summary for non-academics 

    “Just Ask Me”: The Importance of Respectful Relationships Within Schools, a summary for non-academics 

    In this research, published in mid-2021, Autistic and non-autistic researchers set out to understand the school experiences of Autistic young people and adults (aged 16-67). Their aim was to understand the interactions Autistic people experienced within the educational environment, and what barriers and enablers were present for Autistic inclusion and participation. 

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  • Transitioning to Tertiary Education: top tips from Autistic students and advocates

    Transitioning to Tertiary Education: top tips from Autistic students and advocates

    In this tip sheet, Autistic advocates and university students Medha Gupta and Shadia Hancock provide their top tips for Autistic students wanting to make a smooth and successful transition to tertiary education.

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  • Flourishing in the Community

    Flourishing in the Community

    A downloadable tip sheet full of ideas on how to use your Autistic strengths to enrich your community – based on Helen Said’s presentation made at Reframing Autism’s online Symposium on Autistic Flourishing: Acceptance, Authenticity, Autonomy, 5 November 2021.

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  • Hosting an inclusive event for Autistic participants

    Hosting an inclusive event for Autistic participants

    Are you having an event that includes Autistic participants or delegates (adults or children)? Do you want to ensure that your event is accessible and respectful of Autistic sensory and communication needs? These guidelines will help you to support the needs of the Autistic individuals attending your event.

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  • Introspection on education

    Introspection on education

    • Blogs
    • September 10, 2018

    Currently in Australia, parents are scurrying to find the right educational setting for their Autistic children beginning school for the first time. Or for their children changing schools for the first, or second, or third time, as previous educational settings have become untenable or unworkable or detrimental to their child’s mental, emotional, social or academic health. Or all of those things. Our school year follows the calendar year, and I know many, many parents who are searching desperately to find the perfect fit for their Autistic poppet for the new year. Or, more accurately, who are searching for an adequate educational fit for their child.

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