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Read case studies written by professionals working in autism. Find out what others have done, what works and what the challenges have been. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Using Lego therapy with autistic pupils

Claire Brodie and Vicky Mather, Specialist Teachers in East Sussex, discuss a Lego-based therapy project piloted in their school, which aimed to support pupils’ social communication skills. Download...

Developing specialist education for autistic pupils

West Kirby School and College created 'The Zone', an independent space within the school, to provide bespoke, intensive 1-1 support for pupils who are unable to access the more formal learning...

Drama classes for young autistic people

Caroline Newall, Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland, discusses Limitless, a collaborative theatre and drama project for autistic children and young people. The...

Developing an autism school

The National Autistic Society’s Anderson School in Essex will open in September 2017 to autistic students aged 11 to 19. This interview with the Headteacher Gary Simm, first published in Your Autism...

Outdoor learning for young autistic people

Naj D’Silva is a Senior Teacher at The Holmewood School in London and last year set up outdoor learning camps for autistic young people. In this article she discusses why she founded the Footprints...

The Rainbow Project: supporting autistic pre-school children

Amanda Haydock discusses The Rainbow Project, a specialist, supportive environment for pre-school autistic children. She explains why she set the project up and outlines the approaches they use to...

Principles of good transition

The Scottish Transitions Forum is a membership organisation which aims to improve the experiences of young people with additional support needs (ASN), including those on the autistic spectrum, as...

Reviewing Islington’s autism diagnostic provision for children

Lucy Skye, Local and Health Authority Consultancy Specialist at the National Autistic Society (NAS), discusses a recent review they did of Islington’s autism diagnostic pathways for children aged 0...

Autism and teenagers: an online resource

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced an online Teenage resource, aimed at supporting young autistic people, their families and the professionals working with them...

Understanding communication in a specialist school

Lilias Nicholls, Speech and Language Therapist at the National Autistic Society’s Daldorch House School, outlines some of the communication methods used at the school. She also describes how one...

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