Sleep Resources

Promoting adequate sleep in young people – This short article outlines the evidence for promoting adequate sleep for young people and what works to support young people and their parents (June, 2021 CFCA).

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.

Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A parent guide – This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Autism Speaks).

Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A guide for parents – This booklet is designed for families of teens with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Autism Speaks).

Teenage Sleep: Understanding and helping the sleep of 12-20 year olds – by Professor Dorothy Bruck, School of Psychology, Victoria University (2006)

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

Sleep Health Foundation – Australia’s Leading Advocate for Healthy Sleep

Sleep FoundationSleep Hygiene

New WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age – To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more (2019).

Sleep with Disability – Sleep with Disability is an education service developed by Annie O’Connell that aims to increase the knowledge, skill and confidence of allied health professionals and educatorswho support families with children and teenagers with sleep difficulties. Sleep with Disability supports the training of professionals through SIX online webinars and links to resources.

Sleepability, For Children & Teenagers with Sleep Difficulties  – Includes resources such as positive sleep practices, sleep tips, and sleep diaries.

NSW Supporting Sleep Core Standard Practice Guide for children adolescents and adults with disability Jan 2016 – Practice Guide for Practitioners who Support People with Disability’ (from NSW), including assessment and intervention strategies for children, young people and adults.