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.

Transitions are a part of everyday life, some examples include bigger transitions like moving house or starting a new school to smaller transitions such as moving from one task to another in the classroom. For some autistic people, transitions can cause feelings of anxiety and stress and be extremely challenging. This section provides some ideas to think about, to increase your understanding and provide support strategies during this time.

Tips for transitions Tips for returning to school Moving schools
Moving house  Support through staffing changes Supporting seasonal changes 
Starting further education Support during a parent separation Adjusting to a new sibling
First day at primary school Preparing for the first day at nursery