Helping Your Autistic Teen with Anxiety

Why are so many autistic teenagers anxious - and what can parents do to help?

Gain understanding, insight and practical tips in this mini-course.

Many autistic young people are highly anxious, and their parents are often stuck to know what to do.  They may be told that their child needs to 'build resilience' or even 'toughen up', but this feels wrong and even punitive.

In this course, you'll learn how anxiety works and understand the reasons why so many autistic young people feel anxious. You'll gain an understanding of teenage brain development, and get some insight into what is going on during adolescence. You'll get some practical ideas as to how to help .

This course is suitable for parents of young people from the age of 11 or 12 upwards, whether diagnosed or not. It is suitable for those with a PDA profile.


This course is available to watch for 12 months after purchase.

This course is not therapy and should not be used as a replacement for therapy.


  • Introduction (2 mins)
  • Managing Emotions (10 mins)
  • When School Meets Child (6 mins)
  • Teenage Brain Development (11 mins)
  • Anxiety in Teenagers (1 min)
  • Background Anxiety (3 mins)
  • DRONE (26 mins)
  • In the moment anxiety (6 mins)
  • The Mindset 'M's (17 mins)

Total running time: 1 hour 22 mins


Dr Naomi Fisher is a clinical psychologist and author. She specialises in trauma, autism and alternative approaches to education. She is registered with the HCPC. This webinar is not therapy and should not be used as a replacement for therapy.

What People Are Saying:

Thank you so much for the wonderful webinar on managing anxiety tonight. It was just fantastic.

Amazing. I can’t tell you the sheer relief and gratitude parents feel to have professionals recognise what they’ve been saying for years!

I thought it was very clear how you systematically explained the reasons why anxiety develops and escalates and how to de-escalate it over time. It also felt hopeful because it pointed to a pathway out of the situation we’re in. Such a relief to have her feelings and my experience of her behaviour validated.

£40.00 GBP