Daily Living and Health

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Daily Living Skills and Health

  • Autism and Sleep

SG Autism and Sleep V3.pdf – Google Drive

Resources for sleep reviewed by the Sleep Charity

  • National Autistic Society


Volunteer-led hep and support and online community. The Autism Services Directory and online advice and guidance can also help to find the answers you are looking for.

  • Autism Discussion Page by Bill Nason


  • Henry


At HENRY we are passionate about babies and children getting the best possible start in life. This means supporting the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes, creating healthier and happier home environments, and building healthier communities.

  • Sleep problems in autism, explained


A good night’s rest isn’t guaranteed for anyone, but it is downright elusive for many people with autism. Individuals on the spectrum often have trouble falling and staying asleep.

  • The Sleep Charity


The Sleep Charity, incorporating The Sleep Council, provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better.

  • ERIC


ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. Our mission is to reduce the impact of continence problems on children and their families.

  • ERIC (for children with additional needs)


Information and resources to support children with additional needs to help with potty training, toileting and children’s bowel and bladder conditions.

  • Sensory needs and toileting


Information into how sensations affect children’s response to using the toilet

  • Social stories


Social stories and comic strip conversations can help autistic people develop greater social understanding and help them stay safe

  • Carol Gray’s Social Stories


A Social Story ensures that the learning experience is descriptive, meaningful, and physically, socially, and emotionally safe for the child, adolescent, or adult with autism.

  • What is executive functioning?



  • The Big Book of Interoception Games by Kelly Mahler


  • The Sensory Spectrum: Your Online Sensory Community


Articles and resources to help your young person with sensory processing

  • Sensory Parenting for Sensory Children by Tanya van Dalen


This book helps you to recognise your own behaviours to help you in staying calm when your young person dysregulates or has a sensory meltdown

  • Success with Sensory Supports by Kim Griffin


This is the ultimate guide to using Sensory Diets, Movement Breaks and Sensory Circuits at School

Eating and Diet

Advice for hesitant anxious and limited eaters

  • Eating disorders as an autistic person

Rainbow Girl (livlabelfree.com)

Memoir by a 15 year old girl on how to recover from an eating disorder as an autistic person.

Autistic Young People and Eating Disorders

Conversation on Autistic Young People and Eating Disorders with Elizabeth Shea (youtube.com)

Dr Elizabeth Shea discusses how autistic individuals are more at risk of eating issues; the relationship between eating disorders and autism and the impact.

Let’s Talk: Body Image


Talking about body image with autistic young people.

  • ARFID Awareness UK


We are the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and furthering information about Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. As a not-for-profit, we work to provide individuals, parents, carers and medical professionals with up-to-date relevant information, research and support.

  • “Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions. A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gillian Harris and Elizabeth


Many children with autism have a restricted dietary range, and this book provides parents with advice and training on how to deal with this condition and achieve a healthier and more balanced diet.

  • The Autistic Chef: Cooking with a neurodiverse twist


Receiving an autism diagnosis last year was a real gamechanger in me understanding the real me after years of masking environments, foods and everything things I struggle with. I hope to create recipes which cater to both neurodiverse and neurotypical people alike

  • Nourishing Neurodiversity: Simple Recipes to Nurture Your Body and Mind by Livia Sara


Nourishing Neurodiversity is a cookbook created by autism advocate and eating disorder survivor Livia Sara

  • PEACE – Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience


We hope this resource will support autistic people suffering with an eating disorder, their loved ones and their clinicians.

  • RC Psych – Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)


Information on what ARFID is, who is most likely to develop it and why, how it’s different to other feeding and eating disorders, how it might be treated, and sources of further information and support.

  • National Eating Disorders – ARFID


Information about ARFID, risk factors and warning signs.

  • BEAT Eating Disorders – ARFID


Information about ARFID, frequently asked questions and helplines.