Resources

The resources on this page have been specifically designed to assist tertiary academic, professional and administrative staff work more effectively with students on the spectrum. Developed in response to tertiary staff feedback as to their 'gaps in knowledge' and desire for concrete supports, the resources serve as both:

  • individual learning tools
  • practical examples and expert content' for illustrating continuing professional development seminars and workshops

Finally, all strategies and tools developed for this site are suitable for universal deployment in tertiary education classrooms. In other words, they do not require specialised or individual delivery, but will assist all tertiary students in their learning experiences - whether they be on the spectrum or not.

Animations

Support strategies
Simple strategies for supporting tertiary students - including those on the Autism Spectrum.

Video resources

Assoc. Professor Kate Sofronoff
Resources and strategies are needed to better support students on the Autism Spectrum in tertiary education settings.

Professor Tony Attwood
Characteristics of behaviours that may be seen in individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Assoc. Professor Kate Sofronoff
Prevalence of students on the Autism Spectrum within higher education settings.

Professor Tony Attwood
Common intellectual and socio-emotional profiles of students on the Autism spectrum.

Assoc. Professor Kate Sofronoff
Emotional profile of Autism Spectrum Conditions, including the high prevalence of anxiety and depression among tertiary students.

Assoc. Professor Kate Sofronoff
Triggers, effects, and symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly for students on the Autism Spectrum.

Professor Tony Attwood
The challenge of reading social cues and conventions for some people on the Autism Spectrum.

Professor Tony Attwood
Characteristics of the Autism Spectrum - sharing knowledge and information.

Assoc. Professor Kate Sofronoff
Changing (shaping) other's behaviour through changing your own behaviour.

Professor Tony Attwood
Strategies for working successfully with students and others on the Autism Spectrum.

Professor Tony Attwood
Characteristics of the Autism Spectrum - tendency to be visual and self-taught learners.

e-Orientation

Creating a personal e-orientation
Individual orientations don't have to take a lot of time or use advanced technology. Smart phones and devices are perfect for creating individual orientations for incoming students. An example orientation can be placed on your site, along with instructions for students (or parents) who would like to come in and create their own.

Partners

Autism CRC logo

Autism CRC
The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) is the world's first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. We are taking a "whole of life" approach to autism focusing on diagnosis, education and adult life.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia's first centre dedicated to research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. It provides a vehicle for research activities, evidence-based intervention programs, training opportunities and collaboration between community services and research centres/universities involved in autism research both in Australia and overseas.

Autism QLD

Autism QLD
Autism Queensland is a community based organisation dedicated to creating a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people living with ASD.