We create online video support plans for people living with autism.

Our plans consist of videos from an inspiring collection of autistic people and professionals, accompanied by a digital workbook designed to inspire you to take action and feel empowered on your autism journey.

All plans are instantly downloadable and flexible - ready and waiting for you in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere you choose.
That means: no referrals, no waiting lists, and no travel time!

About us

We started The Autism Plan specifically for families, people and professionals living with autism and looking for accessible and relevant support, strategies, and education to help.

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Anna is an experienced Autism Consultant with a background in Speech and Language Therapy and autism and a history of managing the Autism Helpline at the National Autistic Society (NAS).

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Nicola has a daughter who is autistic, so she has first hand experience of the very unique challenges and delights of living with autism. She has spent the last 15+ years in the legal sector running her own firm for 10 years, and supports entrepreneurial women in business as Regional Director of The Athena Network.

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Deborah is a proud mother of two teenage boys with Asperger Syndrome and has dedicated the last 15 years of her life trying to change the world’s perceptions of autism. An author, campaigner, speaker, and parent representative on The All Party Parliamentary Group for Autism, Deborah received an MBE in recognition of her outstanding contribution to global autism awareness.

Our online support plans

We have Support Plans for Families, People and Professionals

The Autism Plan: For Families

When you receive your autism diagnosis, wouldn’t it be amazing if all the advice, information and knowledge to help you know what to do next was available to you right then and there in the comfort of your own home with no referrals, no form filling, no waiting lists and no time off work?

Well that’s exactly what we’ve created for you!

Our transformational family focused Course: “Autism: Everything We Wish We’d Known” is packed full of everything we wish we’d known when our children were diagnosed. We’ve collaborated with an inspiring collection of autistic influencers, professionals, parents and people to empower and inspire you to confidently take those next steps on your autism journey.

We know how it feels to be given a diagnosis, a label, and no practical help. It doesn’t have to be that way for your family.

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The Autism Plan: For People

The autism Plan for People

It’s our mission to change the global perception of autism, so that autistic people don’t feel the need to mask their wonderful uniqueness in order to fit in with society’s ideal of ‘normal.’

It is well documented that autistic masking can lead to burnout and mental health issues - with devastating impact on those people, their families and society at large.

Our Courses focus on empowering teenagers and adults to feel safe, calm and confident in coping with their emotional regulation, varied social situations, the demands of the workplace and society, and independent living.

The Autism Plan: For Professionals

Are you an employer or a manager? Do you work alongside autistic people? Are your working relationships productive, thriving and fulfilling? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, congratulations!

These days, diversity of thinking and approach in the workplace is highly sought after by businesses looking to stay ahead of the competition, but getting the most from your team at work requires understanding, honesty and and creating the right environment for performance and success.

There are many misconceptions about autism, but what is commonly known is that autistic people often approach situations differently, and autistic employees can bring a depth of diversity, focus and thinking which many businesses actively look for and embrace.

This Course gives employers and managers the skills, confidence and know-how to work well with autistic colleagues and value and harness the amazing contributions they make.

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Testimonials

The Autism Plan Claire Penberthy testimonial

"I really enjoyed the Autism: Quick Start online course. Having trawled websites and read various books, I found that the videos are a much easier way to process the information - the visual input helps greatly.  The inflections and tones increase understanding. It's also lovely to see a real, human being at the other end, describing their experience or offering hints, tips or advice. I have learned a lot from this and would definitely recommend it to others. The bitesize videos are so flexible, they allow me to do a bit, have a break and do a bit more when i have time. It is also easier to pause or stop / start if there are other distractions which there always are! It was also really great to hear from 11 year old Ellie directly and I really found some comfort, as a parent, in what she had to say!"

Claire Penberthy

The Autism Plan Sammi Devaney testimonial

My child was diagnosed with Autism on the 29th October 2018.

 

The Quick Start course has made me realise that what I've been feeling is completely normal.

 

I would definitely recommend the course to newly diagnosed autism families. If they’re anything like me, they’ll feel alone and ashamed of how they are feeling. I felt like it was my fault and I kept thinking how different our lives would be if Jaxon didn't have autism. but the course made me realise I have nothing to be ashamed of and all of those feelings are normal.  I now know I wouldn't change anything about Jaxon, autism is a part of him, we will now just take each day as it comes! Realising that was my favourite part of the course! I feel much happier and ready for our autism journey.

 

It taught me things I didn't know like the importance of sensory breaks.

Sammi Devaney

The Autism Plan Ulrika Coulson testimonial

This is me and my 6 year old son.  Watching your videos was a huge relief!  I'm grateful to have learned how to communicate better with him and what my next steps should be. You have opened my eyes so much in such a short time! Hearing from other families living the same life as me is very comforting and helpful. I was so lost before. Thanks to you, I now I understand how he hears and sees. I would highly recommend this course to newly and already diagnosed people and their family's and friends, even if you think you already know a lot, there is so much information that opens your eyes and mind. The course videos of people who have ASD are such an insight. Listening to their positive views of their gift, their way of thinking, hearing and seeing is so inspiring and helps you truly understand their unique way of experiencing the world. Thank you!

Ulrika Coulson

The Autism Plan collaborator My Boy Blue

Oh my God! What an amazing course!

 

It's so well laid out and SO easy to use. The workbook is an amazing idea and something I will definitely print off so I can makes notes on as I go along.

 

The videos are an amazing resource. 

 

In Ireland you get a diagnosis but no support and can be such a lonely and worrying time. I felt so lost and confused. This should be made available to EVERY family who gets an autism diagnosis.

 

Ellie's video sharing her positive view on her own autism gives me so much hope for the future. As a mom to a 5 year old who is autistic I often wonder how he will view his own autism. 

 

I LOVE the positive outlook on autism throughout the course.

 

The one video that has REALLY struck me so far is 'How you felt when your child was diagnosed,' I laughed, cried and I found myself nodding along to everything. This video could help SO many people, so many parents and carers.

 

Thank you so much for wanting to teach the world about Autism.

 

Thank you for wanting to help parents like me.

 

The Autism Plan gets 10/10 from me...

 

Thank you!!!

Nicole Duggan

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“Autism: 5 Things Your Family Needs to Know”

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