Guidelines for Creating Autistic Inclusive Environments

Published September 2018

An inclusive environment is one that caters for the needs, desires and preferences of all attendees, and reduces anxiety as much as possible. The outcome of creating such an environment is a physical and psychological environment that supports and promotes optimal participation, engagement, comfort and learning as well as helping to retain a higher number of participants.

The guidelines and checklists in this document are provided to support the creation of inclusive environments at events including, but not limited to: workshops, conferences and conventions.

Co-produced with members of the 2017 Research Academy, we hope this resource is used to promote inclusionary practices so autistic people can truly be empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests.