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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...

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...

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...

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...

Limpsfield Grange School: understanding autism in girls

Sarah Wild, Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, discusses how autism presents in girls and how they support autistic pupils at the school, particularly with managing anxiety. She also gives us...

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...

A sensory based approach to occupational therapy

Pat Abbott, Clinic Manager at the Autism Diagnostic Research Centre (ADRC) and Louisa Wray, Occupational Therapist at the Treloar Trust, discuss a pilot sensory integration project which they...

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...

Transforming educational provision for autistic pupils

In this case study Dr Yo Dunn, an autistic Consultant and Trainer, and Toni Macartney, Head Teacher of St. Clement’s School, describe the key components of a school improvement project which has...

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