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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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Supporting autistic people in North Yorkshire

Melanie Trotter is the Autism Strategic and Development Officer for North Yorkshire Council. Here she discusses the council’s journey to achieving Autism Accreditation for all its adult support...

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...

Online support for autistic women and girls

Dr Catriona Stewart PhD, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism, discuss the Right Click for Women and Girls programme which...

A community-based service for autistic adults

Frank Chapman, Clinical Psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues from the NHS and University of Manchester discuss how they developed a diagnostic and assessment service for...

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...

Autism and sport: a personal perspective

Daniel Bird is an autistic adult who developed a love of sport as a child, and who now encourages others to take it up. In this Q&A he discusses how he got into sport and why it’s been an...

Supporting autistic women in the criminal justice system

Clinks supports voluntary sector organisations working within the criminal justice system (CJS) in England and Wales. They recently published a case study of the work that the St Giles Trust have...

Using comic strips to communicate with autistic people

Zeke Clough, a professional illustrator, describes how he created comic strips to help explain difficult situations to his partner’s autistic twin boys. Zeke recently created graphic notes of...

Post-diagnostic support for autistic adults

In this article Hilary Hart, Senior Occupational Therapist at NHS Tayside, describes a post diagnostic project for autistic adults which aims to reduce mental health difficulties.  Download a PDF...
This master's thesis dissertation is an investigation into the ways in which the management systems and related legislation affecting registered care homes impinges on the choices service users with...

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