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Understanding and Managing Difficult Feelings in Autism videos

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The following 12 videos and resources have been made for families who have a child with autism. They are best used after visiting our other supportive resources. The resources on this page are designed to help you support your child in understanding and managing their feelings as part of their autism. We would suggest that you watch the introduction video first as it explains how to use the resources.

When you have finished using the resources, please complete the form at the bottom of the page so that we can continue to improve the resources we offer.

How to use these videos (3 mins)

Please watch the introduction below to help you get the best out of the resources.

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Introducing the 6 steps of emotion regulation (2 mins)
Understanding emotions in autism (9 mins)
Making sense of your child's emotions (4 mins)
Managing meltdowns (4 mins)
Steps 1 and 2 - Recognising and naming feelings (3 mins)
Step 3 - Making sense of feelings (3 mins)
Step 4 - Taking control of feelings (11 mins)
Step 5 - Trying different ways of managing feelings (9 mins)
Step 6 - Putting the plan together (2 mins)
Looking after yourself (3 mins)
Final thoughts (3 mins)
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