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Autistic Burnout
&
Mental Health

Autistic Burnout resources for young people, families & educational settings to help develop understanding and support recovery

Collated by Helen Edgar (updated Dec 2023)

(All links are hyper-links to take you directly to website)

FREE AUTISTIC BURNOUT

SIGNPOSTING PDF DOWNLOAD 

Signposting & Ideas

1. Adopt a low demand approach as whole family 💗

2. Encourage children to rest & re-energise in ways that work for them 💗

3. Increase time meeting sensory needs 💗

4. Lots of time and compassion 💗
 

Here are some of relevant resources from my Autistic Realms website:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other articles and relevant resources about Autistic Burnout

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism Autistic Burnout Article

 

This website by Spectrum Gaming has been written by and for young autistic people & is amazing!

 



 

Autistic Girls Network 

https://autisticgirlsnetwork.org/meltdowns-shutdowns-and-burnout/

Emergent Divergence  

https://emergentdivergence.com/2023/08/03/alexithymia-and-autistic-burnout-too-tired-to-feel-it/

The Autistic Advocate (Kieran Rose)  

https://theautisticadvocate.com/an-autistic-burnout/

Literally Ausome  

https://literallyausome.com.au/autism/autistic-burnout/

National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/autistic-burnout

Viv Dawes Autistic Advocate has regular family workshops to support parent/carers specifically experiencing burnout

https://www.autisticadvocate.co.uk

Book: Supporting Children and Young People Through Autistic Burnout (A Workbook For Parents Of Autistic Children) https://amzn.eu/d/ioxeQgV

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide have published a really valuable Autistic Burnout resource:

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/understanding-autistic-burnout/

Reframing Autism - Autistic Burnout Self-Care Strategies

https://reframingautism.org.au/navigating-autistic-burnout-self-care-strategies-to-recover-and-recalibrate/

Embrace Autism  - Autistic Burnout Info

https://embrace-autism.com/autistic-burnout/

Dr Naomi Fisher has great webinars and info about low demand approach & information about supporting children through autistic burnout:

https://naomi-fisher.mykajabi.com

Aucademy - Jodie Smitten and Chloe Farahar - Autistic Burnout https://www.youtube.com/live/ZjaeP-Gf9uk?si=wQEwNIR23BNPwbDO

Neurodivergent Insights - Autistic Burnout vs Depression

https://neurodivergentinsights.com/misdiagnosis-monday/autistic-burnout-vs-depression?format=amp
 

Bridging the NeuroDivide  - Tigger Pritchard 
Bridging Neurodivide (bridgingtheneurodivide.com)
 

Autistic Parents UK have webinars/ books and parent/carer support :

https://www.autisticparentsuk.org/resources-for-parents

The Autistic Advocate (Kieran Rose) SENtalk

https://www.youtube.com/live/oCFExP0AYHw?si=UCCWAEMI4RlVySiD

Kristy Forbes - Autism & ND Support (Autistic Burnout Podcast)

https://tiltparenting.com/2023/02/07/autistic-burnout/

Purple Ella (Autistic Burnout YouTube)

https://youtu.be/fUSUGHWcKt4?si=LXK2sQw1nvNrAih7

Dulwich Centre
https://dulwichcentre.com.au/how-we-deal-with-autistic-burnout-by-kj-wiseheart/

If you know of further signposting for children and young people / families / education please let me know & I will keep adding to this free community resource.

If you or your young person needs support or is in crisis please seek professional support.

💗 Remember to look after your own mental health too 💗

Crisis support
 

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide

https://www.papyrus-uk.org

Supporting Autistic Adult’s Mental Health:

https://amase.org.uk/resources/mhguide/

ABA and PBS

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) are harmful strategies that contribute towards trauma and mental health difficulties.

There is growing research and evidence around the damaging effects ABA and PBS cause people. 

I frequently get asked for information about this so I have collated a free downloadable

PDF signposting document if you'd like to find out more from others who specialise in this area.
 

I am honoured to be an affiliate for Kieran Rose's Inside Autism course and would also highly recommend their other training and e-books. Please click the link below for more information about Meltdowns, Shutdowns & Burnout in Autistic Children and Young People in Educational Settings.

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