Support Network Toolkit
In this Support Network Toolkit, we’ll be focusing on what support networks can look like as well as discussing some of the needs in the autism community.
Each individual is in a different place and can benefit from learning about ideas and ways to support or seek support.
Support networks are often cited by autistics and families as the most helpful and important factors to a great quality of life. Support networks can make an impact at any point in one's lifespan and can influence personal factors such as mental health, connection, happiness, and self-advocacy and external factors such as housing, employment, and education.
The Lifespan Toolbox is a collection of toolkits for everyone in the autism community from self-advocates, family members, professionals, and other members of the community to get on the same page about autism and lifespan.
We span topics all over the lifespan, specifically thinking about the adulthood years (the longest span of our lives!) and how we can all work together to support the autistic person/people in our lives and community.
Research and reported experiences from autistic individuals show a need to receive individualized support regarding life skills and to be connected with others. That’s where the Lifespan Toolbox comes in!
Sign up for the the Lifespan Toolbox to access the interactive web page of this Toolkit + all current and upcoming Toolkit releases: https://www.autismgrownup.com/toolbox
- We have a growing library of toolkits and are adding to it on a biweekly basis. There are numerous topics to cover here!
Up to Date Resources
- Isn’t it frustrating to finally find a resource and discover that it’s from 2011? We keep ours updated with news, research, and feedback from the ASD community.
- Each toolkit page has an interactive webpage with active links and videos. You can also download the PDF which has ample space for taking notes.