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 Resources 

We have put together a whole bunch of useful resources for autistic people including; apps, links and documents.

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 Useful Apps 

Here is a list of Apps picked by Autistic People as being useful.

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This is a productivity application. Can't stop scrolling? Lack of self-control? Forest is the solution that has the cutest focus timer to help you stay focused and boost productivity!

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This is a self-care application. Meet your new self care best friend! Finch is a self care pet app that helps you feel prepared and positive, one day at a time. Take care of your pet by taking care of yourself! Choose from a wide variety of daily self care exercises personalized for you.

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This is a timekeeping application. ColorNote® is a simple and awesome notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memos, e-mails, messages, shopping lists and to-do lists.

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This is a note keeping app. This is useful for checklists and keeping ideas and information accessible.

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This is a Money Management app. Pay or get paid by sharing a link. Settle who bought what at the weekend, split the cost of dinner or even send someone a gift.

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This is an app that helps with your routines and workflow.

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This is a to-do list organising application. Simple yet powerful to-do list. Habit planner & reminders. Organize work & life.

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This is a task keeping application. Booost helps students to plan and prioritise your tasks so you never miss a deadline or skip a class. And if things get tricky, it gives you access to expert study and wellbeing resources to help you get back on track.

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This is a medication management app. Medisafe handles everything from complicated dosing schedules to simple over-the-counter “as needed” doses.

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This is a daily planning app. Visualize time. Build focus. Make life happen. Tiimo is designed for people with ADHD, Autism, dyslexia, and everyone who thinks, works, and plans differently.

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This is an app to help autistic people understand and self-manage anxiety

Useful Apps

 Useful Links 

Here is a list of Apps picked by Autistic People as being useful.

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How to apply for a Disabled bus pass via the North East Lincolnshire Council.

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The aim of the National DID Card is to remove the need for individuals to carry their paper documentation with them at all times. The card will have a photograph of the cardholder and will only be issued to disabled people who are in receipt of some form of disability allowance or medical evidence to support your application.

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This works as a sort-of Disability Passport.
This informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and complex reasonable adjustments without having to go into loads of personal detail.

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Visit this website to apply for an official National Disability ID and find out more about what entitlements it can you.

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This website gives general useful advice on finances, housing, benefits, health and more.

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This is an A.I. ToDo list tool that breaks down big tasks into smaller tasks.

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This is an A.I. Text-to-speech website. This can help those that may struggle to read a lot of text or need something to read out loud to better understand it.

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The Adult Autism Service offers a range of services for Autistic Adults, including specialist Autism Diagnostic Assessment and support to enable autistic adults to live the life they want. This is based in North East Lincolnshire.

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Use this link to visit the government website and find out how to apply for Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Useful Links

 Useful Documents 

Here are some helpful documents recommended by autistic people.

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'I am Autistic' Card

Many people don’t understand autism and how things they take for granted might cause difficulties for people on the spectrum.
This card is a great way for you to let them know you are autistic and that you might need some extra time or help in certain situations.
There is both a free download version and a purchasable option on the National Autistic Society website: https://www.autism.org.uk/shop/products/merchandise/alert-card

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Hospital Passport template

Use the Hospital Passport Template to aid in your visits to health professionals to tell them what your needs are and how they can best help.

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 Reading List 

This is a list of books recommended by autistic people about the autistic experience.

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Reading List

Welcome to the Autistic Community by Autistic Self Advocacy Network

This is a free to download book. This book is about what it means to be a part of the autistic community. Autistic people wrote this book. Some autistic people are just learning about their autism. We wanted to welcome them and give them a lot of important information all in one place.

A Field Guide to Earthlings: An autistic/Asperger view of neurotypical behavior by Ian Ford

From the introduction: This book reveals psychological patterns of neurotypical humans, from an autistic perspective. I wrote it to help you understand them. You might read it if you are autistic and have to work harder to understand why people do what they do, or you might read it if you are neurotypical and want to understand an autistic person in your life, or you might read it because you are interested in new ways of looking at personalities and behavior.

Autistic Masking: Understanding Identity Management and the Role of Stigma by Amy Pearson and Kieran Rose

Masking is a form of identity management involving consciously or unconsciously suppressing aspects of identity and action. Often seen in socially marginalised groups, it is found to contribute towards poorer outcomes for autistic people, and is related to higher prevalence of suicidality, exhaustion and burnout, and mental health difficulties. Autistic Masking offers a holistic understanding of the most up-to-date evidence in this field, with the aim of developing solid knowledge and practice in health, education and society.

Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities by Nick Walker

The work of queer autistic scholar Nick Walker has played a key role in the evolving discourse on human neurodiversity.
Neuroqueer Heresies collects a decade's worth of Dr. Walker's most influential writings, along with new commentary by the author and new material on her radical conceptualization of Neuroqueer Theory.
This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the foundations, terminology, implications, and leading edges of the emerging neurodiversity paradigm.

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking by Julia Bascom

a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking catalogues the experiences and ethos of the Autistic community and preserves both diverse personal experiences and the community's foundational documents together side by side.

Do you have an app, website, service or document you find useful?
We'd love to add it to this page!

Contact us on info@thefarawaycic.org and send us details on the resource and how it has been helpful for you.

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