Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

Disability Co-operative Network

We have a number of twitter feeds about what neurodiversity is and how it is a positive asset to the workplace. There are a number of excellent organisations and associations, particularly local groups who have a great deal of experience. These organisations are happy to be contacted to raise awareness, inclusive practice and support.

Neurodiversity is Dyslexia, Dyspraxia,  Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and Tourettes. Please see this diagram of profiles and how they relate to each other please see:

This page focuses on autism spectrum disorder and has a number of links and resources. This page sits alongside case studies and information available on this website. The aim for these resources is to support adults and families for inclusive practice in the workplace and service delivery of museums and cultural venues in the UK.

Training (including online training that can start as little as £25), awareness, guidance and workplace support go to the National Autistic Society

Access to Work: Central Government funded scheme for people who may need support in the workplace

Commonwealth Youth Council Toolkit for autism

Welcoming families and children with autism in museums via Kids in Museums

Autism in Museums (a blog site of articles by @TinctureofMuse)

Museum of Minds (a blog site by Jack Welch)

Museums and Autism (a tumblr site of articles and links by Sally Fort)

Autism in the Museum (U.S. site by Lisa Jo Rudy, consultant and writer)

Remember to check this website and our twitter feed (@museumDCN) regularly for regular information, case studies and news.

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