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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 parents of autistic children in remote areas

Clare Brogan, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism, discusses their Get Set 4 Autism project which offers post-diagnostic support to parents of children living in Argyll and Bute, many of whom are in...

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...

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...

Interactive video tours for autistic people

Adam Barrett, Director of Access Social Ltd, discusses iROAM, a service which provides interactive video tours of buildings to improve accessibility for autistic people. Adam explains where the idea...

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...

Step into Work+

Beverley Breen, Programme Manager for Step into Work+, discusses how their award-winning project supports autistic adults into employment. The project won two awards at the 2017 Autism Professional...

Developing independence and self-confidence in autistic adults

Timothy Glen, Lead Manager of Adult Autism Services for the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland, discusses their service for autistic adults which aims to promote independence, build self-...

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...

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