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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 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...

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...

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...

Supporting autistic people at risk of sexual offending

Richard Curen is Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Respond, an organisation that works with autistic children and adults and those with with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or...

Active for Autism

Amy Webster is the Active for Autism coordinator at the National Autistic Society. Here she outlines how the training project was developed and looks at some of its successes. Download a PDF of this...

Moving Forward: A flexible pathway to employment

The Moving Forward project team give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. Download a PDF of this article...

Autism and alcohol

Sarah Hendrickx and Matthew Tinsley discuss the potential links between autism and alcohol addiction, and the need for improved autism awareness amongst alcohol support services. Sarah and Matthew...

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