Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Information for health professionals: Understanding behaviour change for people with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorders – Health professionals work across this community with many different patient groups, including people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. Some patients with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder may have difficulty using words or language because of their disability. Their
behaviour may be their main or only method of communication (Monash Health).

Interventions for children on the autism spectrum: A synthesis of research evidence – a report for families, clinicians, researchers and policy makers, which synthesises all available high-quality evidence about interventions for children on the autism spectrum (Autism CRC, 2020).

The Autism Play Guide – Unlocking the Play Potential of Children with ASD (Muddy Smiles).

We Look After Our Own Mob: world first research report on Australia’s First Peoples experiences of autism – The report shares dialogue and insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families on how they feel about the state of autism-related services in their communities, as well as what changes are needed to enable autistic children to feel secure, safe and supported at school. Autism MQ (Macquarie University)

Webinar on Sleep Challenges in Autism – In this recorded webinar video, Beth Ann Malow, MD, MS, a nationally-recognized expert on the sleep problems of people with autism and other conditions, discusses the sleep challenges that many people with autism face during their lives, as well as the causes and therapies.  Dr. Malow is director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Webinar on Bullying and Autism – The webinar was sponsored by SPARK for Autism and the Simons Simplex Community@Interactive Autism Network (SSC@IAN).

Webinar on Autism and Skills for Adulthood – This video is part of a series of webinars on topics of interest to the autism community. In this video, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discusses the adaptive skills/skills of daily living that teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder need to acquire to help them lead safe, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. These skills include safety, hygiene, employment, social competence, decision-making, self-management, leisure, and communication.

Webinar on Caregiver Stress in Families of Children with Autism – This webinar was co-sponsored by the SPARK for Autism research project and the Simons Simplex Collection@Interactive Autism Network.

Sleep and Young Autistic Adults – offers some simple things young autistic adults can do to get better sleep (Autism CRC).

autismteenwellbeing.com.au – Website to help teenagers on the autism spectrum combat anxiety and depression (Autism CRC).

Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD (Free Webinar Replay) – From Additude, Inside the ADHD Mind.

Additude – Inside the ADHD Mind – Free Downloads and resources.

Autism Games – a site for parents and teachers of children with moderate to severe autism. The games are a free resource that aim to help children with autism develop independent living skills.

Amaze – A range of resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism CRC Free Webinars

DAD: a film about Autism and Fatherhood – A documentary following the often unheard stories of fathers with children on the spectrum, DAD shares the experiences of twelve Aussie dads as they navigate the world of parenting and autism.

A National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia –  Whitehouse AJO, Evans K, Eapen V, Wray J. A national guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in Australia. Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism, Brisbane, 2018.

Autism Awareness Australia – Educational resources.

A strength-based program for adolescents with autism – Recent studies have proposed that implementing strength-based programs that prepare adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder for the workforce could improve their employment outcomes in adulthood. A strength-based program for adolescents with autism embeds current knowledge, as reported in literature, together with data obtained by observations and interviews from three existing strength-based Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) groups (Sept 2018).

Sue-Larkey-Transition-2017-2018 – Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Profile for Individual Student.

Evidence-Based Practices for Children , Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Report 2014

Sue Larkey, Educational Consultant. Tips Sheets.

Autism Speaks Family Services – Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit