Infographic Resources

The resources here have all be developed by Michelle Swan, and are copyright. Downloadable PDFs are available via links included with each infographic.

By providing the links to the printable PDFs I give permission for you to print an A4 sized copy for your own private use, provided you do not alter the image in any way, and you credit me when you use it.

I anticipate people may wish to print the images for use in situations such as:
*to assist parents in advocating for their children at school and in IEP meetings,
*to assist teachers in the classroom or for discussion in staff meetings,
*to support people in educating family or friends about their own or their child’s needs

If you wish to use them for any purpose other than those above (or similar to those above) please contact me by email { }


These resources are being used around Australia, as well as in The United Kingdom, Denmark, The United States of America, Canada, The Philippines, and South Africa. Parents, Educators, Health Professionals and Support Service Providers have all found the resources useful and are using them in many different ways and settings.

“As the director of the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library,
I am always looking for materials to help others better understand autism, and neurodiversity.
These graphics are informative, easy to understand and accessible.

They are a great resource for advocacy and education.”

Tips for Teachers: Supporting Neurodivergent Students

One thing parents tell me when they relate their neurodivergent children’s experiences at school is that they wish teachers understood their children better. We know the job of a teacher is a complex one, and balancing the many and varied needs of a large group of students with minimal resources is expected.

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Sensory friendly birthday party

Birthday parties can be really overwhelming for people who experience sensory sensitivities. Half my family, myself included, find parties and large group gatherings difficult in various ways. This graphic contains information about sensory sensitivities, and what you can do to support people who experience them when they attend your party.

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Autism Therapy: goals and effects

There are many therapies and strategies designed to be used with Autistic children. Many of them, including ones like Positive Behaviour Support which is said to be a good method for support children in schools, are mostly just ways to encourage (or force) compliance for the convenience of educators. This is damaging for Autistic students, … Continue reading Autism Therapy: goals and effects

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How to support an Autistic child in the classroom

When we acknowledge the difficulty Autistic students can have negotiating classroom environments, it makes sense to look into ways of supporting them better. Here is a starting point to get you thinking about what you can do. 

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What Autistic children learn from adult responses

We are all always learning. Every interaction, every experience, every mistake is a learning moment. It is wise of us as parents, as supporters and educators, to realize this and to question ourselves about what our children learn from our responses to them.

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Autism and bullying

Bullying is a big issue for many Autistic people. We’ve dealt with it in our house, and I know many readers of this blog will have dealt with it too.

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