Yarn up sheets

There are six yarn up sheets covering the five core characteristics of autism in a simple easy to read format. They introduce the topics of behaviour, communication, coping with the environment, socialisation, and learning. They are designed to assist families and professionals to start tricky conversations around these sensitive areas.

  • Behaviour heading

    How your child behaves

    Let’s yarn about behaving... What have you noticed about how your child behaves with family, at school and in the community? Does your child: like to do the same thing over and over? have trouble with change? need to follow a...

  • Communication heading

    How your child communicates

    Let’s yarn about communicating... What have you noticed about how your child communicates at home, at school and in the community? Does your child: avoid talking to people? find it hard to follow or understand instructions? talk...

  • Coping with the environment heading

    How your child copes with the environment

    Let’s yarn about coping with the environment... What have you noticed about how your child copes with the environment around them? Does your child: cover their ears to block out loud sounds? block their nose to avoid strong smells...

  • Socialisation heading

    How your child socialises

    Let’s yarn about socialising... What have you noticed about how your child socialises with family, at school and in the community? Does your child: play alone or prefer younger or older children? have trouble joining in games?...

  • Learning heading

    How your child learns

    Let’s yarn about learning... What have you noticed about how your child learns at home, at school and in the community? Does your child: not always respond to their name? not always understand what you have said? sometimes...

  • Visual Supports heading

    Visual Supports

    Using visual story telling... Many strategies to help children learn and behave are visual. Here is some information on visual supports. Why they work: Visual messages are a permanent reminder They give the verbal and non-verbal...