It is World Autism Awareness Week and Autistica has developed some resources for autistic and neurodivergent people who are finding this period especially difficult.
Over the coming weeks and months Autistica will be hosting live webinars and adding more resources to their coronavirus information page.
Managing uncertainty and anxiety
Uncertainty is often a significant trigger for anxiety in autistic people. Autistica have collaborated with leading researchers at Newcastle University to produce this summary of the latest evidence and strategies around managing uncertainty and anxiety for autistic people and families.
Supporting autistic employees
Autistic people face particular challenges at work, which may be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and related disruption. Dr Brett Heasman, who leads on Autistica’s DARE programme on employment, worked with autistic people to create this guide to supporting autistic employees through this period.
Making online events accessible
As we all shift towards online events, meetings and webinars, here are Autistica’s top tips for making online events more accessible to autistic people.
Guidance for neurodevelopmental conditions
Embracing Complexity – a coalition of over 50 organisations, led by Autistica, working together to support people with neurodevelopmental conditions – is collating the latest guidance and advice from all its members on Twitter.