Browse through our additional resources area for websites that we think you may find useful.
Information & Support
ASSNVIC - A support group for Asperger's Syndrome, providing essential information and support on Asperger's and Autism.
Austism Victoria now known as Amaze - supporting those with Autism, including events, research, and family support.
Understood.org - https://www.understood.org/en support and information for parents of children with a range of learning and attention issues
The Raising Children Network The Australian Parenting Website - https://raisingchildrennetwork.org - a great resource for parenting tips, information a variety of diagnoses and evidence for various therapy approaches.
Social Thinking - https://www.socialthinking.com/ Resources and information about social-emotional learning and self regulation. Also has a great series of free webinars explaining Social Thinking learning concepts.
Sue Larkey - www.suelarkey.com.au - Sensory products, as well as a great newsletter to sign up for: ‘Make it a Success'
Suppliers of Resources
Vuly - https://www.vulyplay.com/en-AU - Play Equipment & Trampolines. We are a Vuly wholesaler! Order directly through us and receive up to $100 discount off your order.
Life Skills 4 Kids - suppliers of products to address sensory processing issues. Also an informative newsletter you can sign up for.
Nana's Weighted Blankets - Providing blankets to people with sensory processing issues, Nana’s Blankets are made with Cotton or polycotton, with 4 layers of fabric, double stitched to make sure the weighted poly pellets stay in place. They are nontoxic, hypoallergenic and fully machine washable.
The Therapy Store - https://www.thetherapystore.com.au/ - Therapy & sensory products
My Diffability - https://www.mydiffability.com.au/ - Therapy & sensory products
Noomi Beanbags - https://noomi.com.au/ Great range of comfortable beanbags and other products with wonderfully soft textures, perfect for children with sensory processing challenges, hyperactivity or specific seating and postural needs
Sensory Tools - https://sensorytools.net/ - large range of therapy equipment and sensory toys
Podcasts & Videos
The Thriving Children Podcast - https://thrivingchildren.com.au/podcasts/ - an informative and parent-friendly podcast covering a range of topics relating to child development including motor skills, visual processing, reflexes, learning difficulties and the importance of play
Parent Footprint Podcast - https://parentfootprint.com/podcast/ a podcast aimed primarily at parents with some great episodes relating to children with special needs including ADHD, autism and learning difficulties
Sensory Issues Expained by Gen Jereb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WlEUxvM0Bw - based on the principles of Gen Jereb’s program ”There’s a Traffic Jam In My Brain”, a helpful explanation of the way that children with sensory processing difficulties experience the world and how we can support them
Hand Brain Model of The Brain for Kids by Jeanette Yoffe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_dxnYhdyuY&t=2s - a lovely explanation of the various parts of the brain and their role in self regulation, to help children to identify their triggers and needs when big emotions come up.