Here are resources for mental health help for adults and children:

Self-esteem support:


Anxiety support






Play therapists


Mental health providers for autistic children and young people


Useful books

  • The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behaviour, school, and parenting strategies: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent by Bill Nason
  • Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children by Luke Beardon (thanks to Vanessa for this recommendation!)
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: My Daughter is Not Naughty by Jane Alison Sherwin
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly