Meltdowns and shutdowns
- What does a meltdown feel like?
- Taming tantrums v managing meltdowns
- Meltdown management and recovery for parents and carers
- Recovering from meltdowns, for autistic people and carers
- Tips for transition from school to home
- What are shutdowns and why do they happen?
Physical behaviours – hitting, biting, kicking, etc.
Organisations and groups that can help
- NewboldHope is run by an amazing woman called Yvonne Newbold who works tirelessly to help families with challenging children.
- Facebook support group
- Facebook page about the overall project, plus information about upcoming events (lots of great, inexpensive, virtual sessions)
- Ambitious About Autism – Talk About Autism forum
- The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
- Lives in The Balance, an organisation run by Dr Ross Greene (author of The Explosive Child)
- Studio 3 developed the Low Arousal Approach, and are running low cost training about this. Click here to learn more. Their Atlass course also looks very good. There is also a book about the Low Arousal Approach.
- Families in Focus (Bristol families only) runs the Nonviolent Resistance Parenting course in Bristol. Click here for the full range of courses run by FiF and other Bristol organisations. Although this is slightly out of date the contact details will still be relevant.
- The Autism Inclusivity Facebook group is where autistic adults advise parents of autistic children on anything and everything
- National Autistic Society behaviour information
- Mencap’s challenging behaviour information
- BILD Positive Behaviour Support resources
- The Incredible 5-point Scale
- Basic 5-point Scale template (downloads a Word file from the BAS website)
- Ambitious About Autism behaviour articles
- Understanding autistic behaviour
- NHS autism and behaviour guidance
NVR / NVC
We don’t touch our vulvas at the dinner table (for those dealing with this particular issue!)
Information about autism and discipline
- Why children with autism deserve rules and discipline
- 5 important steps for disciplining an autistic child
- Discipline strategies for children with autism
- Understanding and treating self-injurious behaviours (this is a bit academic but has some interesting information).
- Self harm and autism
- 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
- The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism by Bill Nason
- The Explosive Child by Dr Ross Greene
- Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
- The Red Beast: Controlling Anger for Children with Asperger’s by K.I. Al-Ghani
- A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping children to handle anger by Eliane Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney
- Can You See Me? by Libby Scott
- Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: My Daughter is Not Naughty by Jane Alison Sherwin
- Self Reg by Stuart Shanker
- Zones of Regulation by Leah M Kuypers
- Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly
- Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg