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Sleep (16+)


The National autistic society has a guide to sleep for autistic adults.     It seems balanced and well considered.     Click icon to view.     

Many of the links at the bottom are aimed at parents of children but the Mind one looks at mental health for adults.

Clinical view

Dr Neff has written about sleep and autistic adults.     She is a practicing psychologist, specialising in clients, who are on the spectrum.     She is also an autism mum.     Click icon for her article.

Sleep schedule

Facilitate joy is a US based support group for autism and ADHD.     They have an article recommending focusing on sleep.     The author suggests starting with the sleep schedule.     She goes on to explain the significance of REM sleep.     Click icon for her article.

Attention autism

Other websites

Attention autism has a following around the country.     Google lists several websites that feature it.      They offer their own guides to using the approach.      Click icon to browse.      For example, see this Norfolk NHS      It offers three downloads.      See bottom of their page about authors.

Here is an introduction to using Attention autism to help to improve communication.      It is by a UK mum on her website about visual aids.      Click icon to browse.

One of the core ideas is to arouse curiosity about what is in the attention bucket.      Here is a video clip about using it.      Click icon to watch.     Quite a few people have shared their videos about the approach on Youtube.

Paying attention is a key skill for learning but children with ASD typically have shorter attention spans than other children.      See article from Autism parenting magazine.

  Gina Davies

Attention autism is an approach to getting autistic children to join in with adult led activities.      Gina Davies is a speech and language therapist.      She developed the approach.       Click icon for her website.       It has several video clips.

Also, the blog offers step by step guides for some specific issues.


There is an Attention Autism centre in Peterborough.

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