Autism and sensory resources

3rd May 2023

  • The Sheffield Children’s Hospital website has a useful section on neurodisabilities (ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, learning disability and sensory processing difficulties).

    The sections on autism and sensory processing difficulties have recently been updated and now include a host of resources that parents may find useful:

    • Autism resources: Information about the autism assessment process and advice on common issues like sleep, toileting and behaviour. There are lots of booklets, top tips and videos you can watch, including recordings of the autism workshops that were previously offered as face-to-face workshops.
    • Resources for sensory processing difficulties: Information and advice on supporting children with sensory processing difficulties, e.g. those who are over- or under-sensitive to certain types of touch, sounds, smells, tastes etc. There is a “virtual therapy area” with videos and picture symbols for things like dressing, teeth brushing, sleep, managing challenging behaviours, and more.

    There is also a useful page about help with hospital visits for children with autism and/or learning disabilities.