Lots of articles to help you understand autism, support the autistic people in your life or build your strength as a parent. Check out the downloads section too, where you’ll find a bunch of helpful and handy digital resources.

I understand that many people have been taught that person-first language is the respectful way to refer to people with disabilities – and indeed this is the case for many disability groups and communities. It is not the preference for many people in the autism community. I choose to use the word ‘autistic’ throughout my articles and blog, and I explain more about that here and here.

Just a word that I made up.

I want this to be a safe space, and for me that means having comments turned off. I want to protect both myself and my readers from spam and trolls, and it can be really time-consuming to monitor comments. That’s time that I’d rather spend writing more content. The internet is also a noisy place, and sometimes it can be nice to have a quiet corner to read and think away from the chatter.

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Content on Snagglebox can usually be reproduced in hard copy non-commercial forms such as newsletters if you contact me first to ask permission. For other non-commercial website use, please use only a paragraph or two with a link back to the original post. No content may be used for commercial use. Attribution must be given to Bec Oakley at www.Snagglebox.com.

Sorry, Snagglebox is an ad-free zone. I don’t accept guest posts, sponsored posts, advertising or requests to promote anything.

Sorry, Snagglebox is an ad-free zone. I don’t accept guest posts, sponsored posts, advertising or requests to promote anything.

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Autism support for everybody

  • Honest, practical help

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I hope the info here on Snagglebox helps to create positive experiences for you and the autistic people in your life.

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