Resources & Links

(Scroll down for Resources for Parents, Teachers, Allied Health Professionals and Psychologists)

Resources for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Children with autism & Aspergers and their parents

Adolescents with autism & Asperger's and their parents

Adults with autism & Asperger's

Fun with Repetitive Behaviours and Special Interests

Social Stories and Social Skills Videos

My Favourite Resources, Books, and Sensory Toys

People with Autism and Disability Speak Out

My Hospital Passport

Resources for Parents

Children with autism & Aspergers and their parents

Adolescents with autism & Asperger's and their parents

Adults with autism & Asperger's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Support Groups and Caring for Parents and Carers

ASD Student Profile

Autism Understanding's Youtube videos

"Tips for Parents on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure: When and how to explain autism to your child" Video Interview with Lydia Meem and Liz Watson, National Projects Manager, Positive Partnerships

Tips on How to Tell Your Son or Daughter that they have Asperger's or Autism

Hunter and Central Coast Autism and Disability Services

Social Stories and Social Skills Videos

My Favourite Resources, Books, and Sensory Toys

APPS for Autism and Asperger's

Understanding Psychological Assessments and Evaluating Interventions

Autism Research (including Opportunities to Participate in Autism Research)

Survival Tips: Christmas

Source Kids Magazine (for parents of children with special needs)

ABC's All In the Mind Podcasts: Neurotribes (History of Autism); Girls and Autism; On the Spectrum; The Social Brain

Funding: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS), Centrelink Carer's Allowance and Carer's Payment 

My Hospital Passport

Resources for Teachers and Allied Health Professionals

Join our Autism Professionals Circle online community forum (for teachers, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, behaviour therapists, paediatricians etc)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ASD Student Profile & Lydia Meem's presentation on ASD Student Profile at Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) 2013: Part 1 & Part 2

Primary school teachers of children with Autism & Asperger's 

High school teachers of adolescents with Autism & Asperger's

Children with autism & Aspergers and their parents

Adolescents with autism & Asperger's and their parents

Adults with autism & Asperger's

Autism Understanding's Youtube videos

Professional Development on Practical Autism Strategies Tailored for Schools and Disability Organisations

Webinar with Lydia Meem on Practical Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism recorded for Australian Teacher Aide online community

Tim Topham's Video Podcast with Lydia Meem re teaching children with autism (interview starts 5 mins in), Tim Topham's piano teaching blog with Lydia's tips for teachers of students with autism, Piano lessons social story

"Tips for Parents on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure: When and how to explain autism to your child" Video Interview with Lydia Meem and Liz Watson, National Projects Manager, Positive Partnerships

Bush Connections Podcast: Technologies Revolutionising Access to Early Intervention Services with Karen Keast & Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) (Lydia's comments start at 10:54)

Social Stories and Social Skills Videos

My Favourite Resources, Books, and Sensory Toys

APPS for Autism and Asperger's

Autism Research (including Opportunities to Participate in Autism Research)

ABC's All In the Mind Podcasts: Neurotribes (History of Autism); Girls and Autism; On the Spectrum; The Social Brain

Resources for Psychologists

Cognitive Assessment Observation Checklist & video of Lydia Meem's presentation on Autism Behaviours during Cognitive and Developmental Assessments at Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) 2015 

School counsellors and health professionals: Diagnostic videos and Counselling and Intervention videos

Videos to overcome fears

Autism Understanding's Youtube videos

Professional Development on Practical Autism Strategies Tailored for Schools and Disability Organisations

"Tips for Parents on Autism Diagnosis Disclosure: When and how to explain autism to your child" Video Interview with Lydia Meem and Liz Watson, National Projects Manager, Positive Partnerships

Social Stories and Social Skills Videos

My Favourite Resources, Books, and Sensory Toys

APPS for Autism and Asperger's

Children with autism & Aspergers and their parents

Adolescents with autism & Asperger's and their parents

Adults with autism & Asperger's

Support Groups and Caring for Parents and Carers

Autism Research (including Opportunities to Participate in Autism Research)

ABC's All In the Mind Podcasts: Neurotribes (History of Autism); Girls and Autism; On the Spectrum; The Social Brain

Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders and

Mental Health Disorders seen in Children and Adolescents

  • Angelman syndrome
  • Anxiety disorders including Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism (extreme shyness), Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder and Depression
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)
  • CHARGE association
  • Coffin-Lowry syndrome
  • Communication Disorders including Expressive and/or Receptive Language Disorder or Delay; Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (previously known as Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder; Speech Sound Disorder (previously known as Phonological Disorder); Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering); 
  • Congenital Rubella syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Cri du Chat syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deafness and Hearing Impairment
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Pyromania and Kleptomania
  • Down Syndrome
  • Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  • Elimination Disorders including Enuresis and Encopresis
  • Epilepsy (and Dravet syndrome)
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders including Pica, Rumination Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Global Developmental Delay and Intellectual Disability
  • Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and Deafblindness
  • Kabuki syndrome (previously known as Kabuki Make-up syndrome or Niikawa-Kuroki syndrome)
  • Larsen's syndrome
  • Leukodystrophies
  • Lysomal Storage Disorders including Krabbe's disease, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, Pompe disease, Tay Sach's disease, Hurler's Syndrome (MPS 1), Hunter syndrome (MPS 2), Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS 3), Morquio syndrome (MPS IVA), and Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (MPS VI
  • microcephaly
  • mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders
  • motor disorders including Developmental Coordination Disorder (also known as Developmental Dyspraxia), Stereotyic Movement Disorder, Tourette's Disorder, and Persistent (Chronic) Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder
  • neurometabolic conditions including Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, Menkes Disease, and Zellweger syndrome
  • neuromuscular conditions including Autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy, Duchenne (or Becker) muscular dystrophy, Friedriech's ataxia, and Spinal muscular atrophy conditions including Werdnig-Hoffman
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders including Body Dismorphic Disorder, Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling disorder) and Excoriation (Skin-Picking Disorder)
  • Opitz G syndrome
  • Pallister-killian syndrome
  • Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Prader Willi syndrome 
  • Rett syndrome
  • Seckel syndrome
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders including Insomnia, Hypersomnolence, Narcolepsy, Breathing-related sleep disorders, Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, Sleep walking, Sleep terrors, and Nightmares 
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • Specific Learning Disorders including Reading Disorder (also known as Developmental Dyslexia)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder
  • Williams syndrome