• Emotional regulation, part one: What is it and why is it so hard?

    Emotional regulation, part one: What is it and why is it so hard?

    • Blogs
    • November 03, 2020

    In this piece – the first in a two-part series – Reframing Autism founder and CEO, Dr Melanie Heyworth, examines emotional regulation: what it is, what we mean when we ask our children to regulate their emotions, and why it is so very difficult to learn to do so.

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  • Growing up Autistic

    Growing up Autistic

    • Blogs
    • September 23, 2020

    In this special guest blog, non-speaking advocate, Tim Chan, reflects on the challenges of growing up Autistic without traditional communication, and of making sense of the world and his role in it.

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  • Help me to empathise with my Autistic child

    Help me to empathise with my Autistic child

    In this sequel to her earlier webinar on understanding Autistic empathy, Autistic Autism researcher, Jessica Harrison, gives us practical tips and information about empathising with our Autistic children during meltdowns and sensory overwhelm.

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  • Help me to understand Autistic empathy

    Help me to understand Autistic empathy

    In this webinar, Autistic Autism researcher, Jessica Harrison, talks to us about what empathy actually is (and what it is not), what Autistic empathy might look like, and she examines the research evidence for the ‘standard’ view that Autistic people have an empathy deficit.

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  • Position statement on therapies and interventions

    Position statement on therapies and interventions

    As an organisation, Reframing Autism has grave concerns about the provision of any therapy or intervention which “normalises” Autistic people or suppresses intrinsic Autistic behaviours. Read our full position statement on therapies, including ABA and EIBIs here.

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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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