Family Development

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources website just for you.

Brought together by our Family Development team, members of our Neurodiversity think tank and from families sending us their tips and advice we’ve put together a bank of free resources to help you, as part of our valued community, to navigate the day-to-day challenges of life.

Being emotionally well is fundamental to every human being. Current research suggests that autistic people are more likely to experience poor mental health than non-autistic people. In this section, we aim to provide a selection of useful information, support strategies and personal insight to help explore this subject further.

Autistic burnout Autistic masking Bereavement
Building self esteem Personal tools and strategies Introduction to anxiety
Meltdowns vs Tantrums Obsessions and repetitive behaviours Understanding messages in behaviour
What is Alexithymia? The Window of tolerance Supporting emotional regulation
My feelings worksheet Interests and hobbies   Introduction to self-harm
Introduction to scaling Zones of regulation  Tips for supporting anxiety
My circle of control  My circle of control template My worry cards
Gender Dysphoria  Boundaries in relation to behaviour The Behaviour iceberg
Energy accounting example Energy accounting template Intro to energy accounting
ABCD chart