Information for Young People

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  • What I Mean When I Say I’m Autistic

What I Mean When I Say I’m Autistic: Unpuzzling a Life on the Autism Spectrum eBook : Kotowicz, Annie: Books

In this intimate and insightful mix of memoir and manifesto, Annie Kotowicz invites you inside the mind of an autistic woman, sharing the trials and triumphs of a life before and after diagnosis.

  • Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Description of autism and what autistic people may have in common. Aimed at teenagers and adults.

  • The Solihull Approach online courses in Understanding Your Brain and Understanding Your Feelings (for teenagers only).

Free online courses for teenagers and parents living in North Yorkshire (use access code NYFAMILIES)

  • Autism Understood by Spectrum Gaming

A website about autism, for autistic young people. We have made this website so that everyone can gain a better understanding of what autism is, since most people we meet seem a little confused about what autism actually is.

  • The Teens’ Workbook to Self Regulate: Empowering Teenagers to Handle Emotions with Success through Coping Strategies and CBT Exercises

  • Shake It Up! How To Be Young, Autistic, and Make an Impact by Quincy Hansen

  • Autcraft

Autcraft is a dedicated Minecraft server designed specifically for players on the autism spectrum, as well as their family and friends.

  • Autistic and Gaming

Info-graphics about neurodivergent people and gaming

  • Autism Level UP!

Website with lots of useful visual tools and resources

  • Geek Retreat

Chain of shops and cafes across the UK sharing a love for anything ‘geeky’ from games and superhero movies to anime and sci-fi

  • Young Minds

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.

  • The Go To

Welcome to the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. We’re here to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.

  • Teen Sleep Hub Home

The one stop shop for all you need to know about sleep.

Sexuality and Relationships

  • Teenage, Queer and Autistic: Living in Two Closets

  • Ambitious About Autism – LGBTQ+

To support autistic young people in understanding themselves and others, we have worked closely with LGBTQ+ autistic young people to produce articles and visual stories, based on their own experiences.

  • The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families


  • Mermaids UK

Support for young people questioning their gender.

  • Neuroqueer – The Writings Of Dr. Nick Walker

This page includes the writings of Dr Nick Walker who discusses being ‘neuroqueer’

  • Max’s Blog on Transitioning When You’re Autistic

Max discusses being nonbinary and transitioning as an autistic young person

  • Supporting Autistic Girls & Gender Diverse Youth

  • Autism Q & A: Supporting your Gender-Diverse Youth

Tips for parents in supporting their child through their self-discovery journey