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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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Autism and mental health

Ella Tabb, a blogger, YouTuber and autism speaker, discusses her mental health difficulties prior to her autism diagnoses in her 30s. She explores how unmasking and strategies such as mindfulness...

Supporting autistic adults

James Lang, The National Autistic Society Centre Strategic Lead, explains how their adult services aim to offer flexible support designed around the needs of the people they support.  Download a PDF...

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...

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-...

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