Family Resources

Family Resources… free, for you

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources section of our 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.

These are by no means exhaustive in their approach, but instead offer ‘nuggets’ of wisdom or hints and tips that may just be enough to aid with the small victories we all aim for each day.

Whether you are autistic or recognise one of the many Neurodiverse differences in yourself, or you are a family member or friend of someone who would benefit from having additional support, we’ve tried to keep this as simple as possible to make it as accessible as possible.

To begin with there will be a few sections populated but our aim is to continually add to this providing what we hope will be a comprehensive free resource for anyone who will need it.

Please note that the content is specially designed for use by families, carers or those who would benefit from this support. If you intend to use this material for any other purpose than stated, please get in touch for permission in order to do so.

Meet the team

Kerrie Highcock   Becca Welch

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