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In our Health & Hygiene in the Home webinar held in May 2020 we:

  • Explored ideas relating to health and hygiene in the home
  • Explored structure and routine as a way to support individuals to stay healthy at home
  • Explored how the characteristics of autism may impact on an individual’s understanding and experiences with their own health and hygiene
  • Explored ideas to establish and support positive sleep, physical activity and hygiene habits
  • Shared some practical resources in supporting young people on the spectrum with their health and hygiene

We have curated a list of resources below that were discussed during the webinar.

Hygiene Habits

Raising Children Network
https://raisingchildren.net.au/autism/health-daily-care

Wash your hands visuals
https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/Api/downloadmedia/%7B315232D5-002E-400F-BEF3-AC457586851A%7D

Autism Association of WA COVID-19 Resources (Visuals, Social stories, ALS boards)
https://www.autism.org.au/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

Ambitious about Autism Toolkit
https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/health/hygiene

Carol Gray Social Stories
https://carolgraysocialstories.com/social-stories/


Physical Activity Resources

Raising Children Network
https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/nutrition-fitness/physical-activity/physical-activity-getting-involved

GoNoodle
https://www.gonoodle.com/blog/gonoodle-games-movement-app-for-kids/

The Inspired Treehouse
https://theinspiredtreehouse.com/25-heavy-work-activities-small-spaces/

Raising Dragons
https://www.raisingdragons.com/

KIDDO- Improve your move
https://kiddo.edu.au/

Natureplay
www.natureplay.org.au
https://www.natureplaywa.org.au/

Building Active Bodies and Brains- Playgroup WA
https://playgroupwa.com.au/bodiesandbrains

Community Sporting Options

All Play
https://allplay.org.au/

All Play Footy
https://allplayfooty.org.au/coaches/asd/

All Play Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Footy
https://allplayfooty.org.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-footy/

All Play Dance
https://allplaydance.org.au/

All Abilities Auskick
https://aflvic.com.au/auskick/access-abilities-auskick/

Swimming
https://autismswim.com.au/

Riding for the Disabled
http://www.rda.org.au/default-landing.aspx

Sense Rugby
http://www.senserugby.com.au/

Lifesaving
https://sls.com.au/inclusivebeaches/

Ocean Heroes
https://oceanheroes.com.au/

Autism in Cricket
https://www.autism.org.au/cricket/

WA Disabled Sports Association
http://www.wadsa.org.au/
https://sport.nsw.gov.au/findaclub/sport/peopledisability
http://www.australiandisabilitysport.com.au/sa.html

Sleep

Sleepfoundation.org- Downloadable Sleep diary resource
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/nsf-official-sleep-diary

Royal Children’s Hospital Fact Sheets
https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Bedtime_problems/

Autism CRC
ttps://www.autismcrc.com.au/sites/default/files/resources/3-016RC_Sleep-Brochure-Young%20Adults_2020.pdf

Sleep Health foundation
https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/fact-sheets/childrens-resources.html

Oxford Health-NHS
https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Good-sleep-habits-for-children-with-Learning-Difficulties.pdf

Sleep Problems Explained-Spectrum News
This article provides a good overview of research in the area of sleep and autism https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/sleep-problems-autism-explained/

Apps

  • Calm
  • Rain Rain
  • Smiling Mind
  • Noisili
  • Choiceworks
  • Spotify- Lullaby and White noise play-lists
  • Nike Training