Mind Over Manner would like to acknowledge Sonia Gray and her skilled team for this valuable podcast series. Contributions from Susan Haldane – Founder and Creative Director of  Mind Over Manner have been included in Episode 4 and Episode 10


Original Resources


A free to download and print booklet which explores the creative non-verbal communication strategy that is flashcards.
Contains a number of pre-made flashcards and a blank template.
As seen in our neurodiversity workshops!

Sensory Audit

A free to download and print booklet providing basic guidelines to conduct a sensory audit of your school, workplace, or event. Optimised for printing in A4 or A5 sizing.

Poster - Takiwātanga

A free to download and print poster for your home or office celebrating Takiwātanga, the Māori word for ‘autism’. Meaning "in their own time and space"
Optimised for printing in A3 and A4 sizing."

External Resources

Film and Documentary

Maori TV - Nathan Wallis 2023 https://maoriplus.co.nz/details/TV_SHOW/collection/6326786451112/kids-dont-come-with-a-manual. Sensory Overload (Short) - http://vimeo.com/52193530
Snowcake (2006)
Temple Grandin (2010)
Life, Animated (2016)


Gabor Mate

Every Day With ADHD
Kerry Cooney

Look Me in the Eye
John Elder Robison

Autism and the Edges of the Known World
Olga Bogdashina

Uniquely Human
Barry M. Prizant

The Autistic Brain
Temple Grandin

Thinking in Pictures
Temple Grandin

Aspergers Syndrome
Tony Attwood

Sensational Kids
Lucy Jane Millar

Sensory Integration and the child
A.Jean Ayres

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon

Black Sails White Rabbits an Honest Account of Being Bi Polar
Kevin A. Hall

Steve Silberman

Switched On – The Emerging Science of Neuro Stimulation
Jon Elder Robison

Life Space Crisis Intervention
Nicholas j Long, Mary M Wood, Frank A Fecuser

The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autistic Spectrum
Jeanette Purkis, Dr Emma Goodall and Dr Jane Nugent