It is the RA team’s greatest hope that all Autistic children feel safe, understood and supported at school, so we have created this downloadable template – an ‘About Me’ you can fill in using our sample responses and give to your child’s new teachers.
Christmas is almost upon us, and if your Autistic child is anything like the RA team’s Autistic kiddos, they may be starting to get a bit anxious.
There is the looming knowledge of surprise gifts, strange foods, unsolicited hugs and kisses and – on top of this – a bearded old stranger promising to break into their house and leave a sack full of the unknown. It is little wonder they can struggle at this time!
So, in order to make this a really happy Christmas for everyone, our team have created a fun downloadable activity sheet for you to do with your child so, together, you can establish some certainties and give them a Christmas they can count on.
- Position statements
- July 26, 2022
We have recently updated our position statement on therapies and interventions given new evidence and research. You can read our updated statement here.
“It just fits my needs better”: Autistic students and parents’ experiences of learning from home during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, a summary for non-academics
- Research summaries
- March 03, 2022
Reframing Autism’s CEO, Dr Melanie Heyworth, and colleagues, interviewed Autistic school-age students as well as Autistic and non-autistic parents of Autistic school-age children and youth. Their aim was to understand how students have been affected by COVID-19 during the pandemic.
Have you ever wished your child’s teachers, therapists and social workers – or even extended family and friends – would use uplifting, self-affirming terminology when discussing your Autistic child? The Reframing Autism team have, so we created this printable letter full of respectful, Autistic-informed language to share with your child’s support network.
“The only way we can expect Autistic students to flourish as their authentic selves in education is by designing our classrooms, schools and places of learning with the understanding that neurodiversity is the rule, not the exception.” In this insightful blog, US-based educator, McAlister Greiner Huynh, also known as the Neurodivergent Teacher on Facebook and Instagram shares her talk made at the Autistic Flourishing Symposium on how we can help Autistic students flourish in their education.
- November 24, 2021
From the 2021 Symposium on Intersectional Identities: Autism, Gender, Sexuality, Reframing Autism and The Autistic Realm Australia (TARA) are pleased to present Autistic parent and TARA board member Anna Cristina on “What do you do when your child comes to you and says…: Practical support strategies.”
In this engaging guest blog, an Autistic doula shares some of her experience as a mother and a doula as well as some practical tips to help overcome some of the unique challenges Autistic mothers face during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
- October 27, 2021
In this guest blog, an Autistic mother’s understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is reframed by her neurokin, which transforms her ability to support her child with respect and compassion.