For primary school students
Resources for families and caregivers of primary school aged Autistic children, and the professionals who support them.
Resources produced by OTARC researchers
Autism 101: What does it mean for Autism supports to be evidence based?
Explore this complex issue by looking at history, approaches, as well as areas of ongoing debate in the establishment of evidence based supports for Autism.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families (HMHF)
Access a free online course for mothers to help you find balance in your physical and mental wellbeing.
What is Autism?
A free online course for people who interact or engage with Autistic people and communities.
Introduction to Neurodiversity
This website, aimed at young Autistic people, provides an understanding of neurodiversity, the natural differences in types of brains, and how they work.
'Triple-A' training: supporting Autistic and neurodivergent children and young people in schools
Developed by a team of academics and practitioners from the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University, UK. This free online training focuses on the three key issues of attention, sensory arousal and anxiety to change understanding and support in school and residential settings.
We CareTM Workshops
We CareTM workshops are an evidence based and proven support program for parents / caregivers who have a child who is recently diagnosed with Autism, neurodevelopmental conditions or developmental delays.
School therapy and outreach services - Aspect NSW
Services and supports for primary school children aged 5 to 12 years to:
- Increase social skills and relationships
- Deepen insight and sense of self
- Increase the sense of links with others and the world at large
- Extend social, literacy and numeracy skills
- Maintain a healthy relationship with our loved ones.
Parent support groups - Victoria
AMAZE maintains this list of parent support groups.
Family support and social groups - Queensland
Includes online and face-to-face support and social groups.
Transition to School Resource Package - Queensland
This package has separate sections for families and educators to assist early support service providers, parents and teachers with the transition into Queensland schools.
Family support groups - SA
This list includes groups across the State.
A comprehensive list of educational resources for parents, teachers and students, maintained by Autism Awareness Australia.
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.