For high school students and teenagers
Resources for autistic teens and young adults, their families and caregivers and the professionals working with them.
Resources produced by OTARC researchers
What is Autism?
A free online course for people who interact or engage with autistic people and communities.
Peer Mentoring and School Support
I Can Network is an autistic-led organisation for 8 to 22-year-olds that offers peer mentoring, a schools program, and an annual expo.
Different Journeys - Victoria
Different Journeys is an autistic peer support group that supports celebration, provides connection and creates communities. They run events in Melbourne's outer east on a regular basis including social, family swim, parent information nights and many more.
A network of technology clubs for children and young people who identify as being on the autism spectrum and who enjoy working with computers.
Schools, therapy and job-seeking services - Aspect (NSW)
Aspect's adolescent services, whether they be school-based, community-based, or in the home, all work together to assist each young person to develop their own identity and be strong independent thinkers and contributors in adulthood.
Autism Social Program - YMCA South Australia
Youth Konnections is a program for teens aged 12-18 who are on the Autism spectrum. The program is for those who are verbal and attend a mainstream school (or FLO alternative).
Adolescent Goal Setting Tool - Autism Queensland
The Adolescent/Adult Goal Setting Tool (AAGST) has been designed to enable neurodivergent people (including those on the autism spectrum) to actively engage in person-centred planning processes. This is useful for:
- NDIS Planning
- Schools facilitating post-school transition planning for students
- Employment Agencies
- Disability Service Providers
- Therapists supporting adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum with goal planning
- Individuals and their families.
The Middle Years - Autism Tasmania
An overview of challenges and changes during early adolescence, with information about how these effect family members.
Based on six years of research, myWAY Employability is a smart web platform that helps autistic young people to take control of their future. Developed by the Autism CRC.
A comprehensive resource by Aspect Australia covering all aspects of transition, including study, work, social life, health and advocacy.
Social Groups - Autism NT
Members-only groups, focused on particular activities.
Marymead Autism Centre - ACT
Groups based around particular activities, as well as general support groups.
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network - USA
Comprehensive list with a focus on resources for young adulthood.
Volunteer-run, offering peer support groups, employment coaching and training
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families (HMHF)
A program to help mothers find balance in their physical and mental wellbeing.