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

ART-MAKING RESOURCES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN

ART-MAKING RESOURCES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN

This National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Kids partnership. Includes two art-making projects inspired by the NGV Collection piece, Harp, 2019 by Tammy Kanat.

NGV website

SLEEP IN AUTISM

SLEEP IN AUTISM

Adjunct Professor Amanda Richdale discusses sleep problems in Autism with David Cunnington at SCN2A Australia.

Listen to the podcast

NEURODIVERSITY AND NEURODIVERGENCE: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

NEURODIVERSITY AND NEURODIVERGENCE: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

This guide to neurodiversity and neurodivergence was developed with Yael Clark, Beth Radulski, and Associate Professor Josephine Barbaro.

RCN website

“MAYBE NO ONE KNOWS WE NEED HELP”

“MAYBE NO ONE KNOWS WE NEED HELP”

This presentation is a summary of the latest paper by PhD candidate Kate Gore. This study was part of Kate's Masters of Clinical Psychology.

View online presentation

HAS THE SHIFT TO INDIVIDUALISED NDIS FUNDING SHANGED THE PROFILES OF CHILDREN ACCESSING SUPPORTS?

HAS THE SHIFT TO INDIVIDUALISED NDIS FUNDING SHANGED THE PROFILES OF CHILDREN ACCESSING SUPPORTS?

An online plain language summary of a peer-reviewed paper.

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AUTISM RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS STARTING SCHOOL

AUTISM RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS STARTING SCHOOL

The Student Wellbeing Hub has a new suite of resources offering valuable insights into neurodiversity and equip parents, educators, and students with the tools they need to succeed in their educational journey. Contributed to by Associate Professor Barbaro.

Student Wellbeing Hub website

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.

Autism 101


Healthy Mothers Healthy Families (HMHF)

Access a free online course for mothers to help you find balance in your physical and mental wellbeing.

HMHF website


What is Autism?

A free online course for people who interact or engage with Autistic people and communities.

Access the course


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.

Autism Understood website



'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.

Access the training


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.

We CareTM  website


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.

Autism Spectrum Australia website


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.

Autism Queensland website


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.

Autism Queensland website


Family support groups - SA

This list includes groups across the State.

Support group list


Educational resources

A comprehensive list of educational resources for parents, teachers and students, maintained by Autism Awareness Australia.

Educational resources


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.

I Can Network website

Explore resources for other ages