It’s estimated that around 1 in 100 people in Australia have Autism and it’s important to note that Autism is not a disease or illness.
People with Autism experience differences in the way they communicate and interact socially, with behaviours that may be repetitive or highly focussed (the term ‘restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour’ is often used to describe this).
People with Autism also tend to experience sensory differences that can affect the way they feel about and respond to their surroundings.
With this in mind, we thought we’d share a fantastic, nation wide resource for finding activities to get involved in with an autistic person. Before we get into that however, it’s important to note that the language used when speaking about autism and autistic people is highly individual, so we’ll be consistent with how we frame our language here, understanding that personal preferences may not be easily covered. Our language does consider research recently undertaken and published here.
Ok, so the resource!
The A List: Where Autism Gets Social: https://alisthub.com.au/activities
The functionality of this website is incredibly simple and the results produced (the activities displayed) are designed specifically for people with Autism.
Although you’ll need to decide how closely the activities you pick will match your (or your client’s) needs based on specific support needs, there’s so much to find and do that you’ll be hard pressed not to be busy for weeks on end if you wanted to!
Enjoy what you do out there people and stay safe!