The videos and tip sheet provide valuable insight into the lived experience and feelings of young autistic people, as well as practical strategies young people can use to build their emotional regulation skills. These resources would be useful for autistic students, teachers, and parents.
Funded by the Department of Education and Training Victoria, these resources were created with input from autistic people, an occupational therapist and education professionals.
Emotional regulation is how we name and manage our feelings. It is a skill that we learn as we grow and develop.
Sometimes we may lose control of our emotions when we don’t yet have the skills to cope with the demands on us. This happens to everyone at times and that’s okay. Like all skills, learning to regulate big emotions takes practice. When we build these skills, we start to feel like we can manage stress or challenges in a healthy way.
Read the information sheet for more tips and advice.