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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 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...

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...

An autism-friendly music festival

Simon Turner, parent of an autistic teenager, discusses why, and how, they organised A Different World Festival, an autism-friendly music festival in Reading which takes place on August 6 2016....

Bath Autism Summer School

Dr Mark Brosnan and colleagues from the University of Bath discuss the Bath Autism Summer School, a residential event that gives autistic students the chance to experience various aspects of...

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