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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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Making Macclesfield Hospital "Open 2 Autism"

Lyn Bailey, Equality & Patient Experience Manager at East Cheshire NHS Trust, describes their Open 2 Autism project which aims to make Macclesfield District General Hospital more accessible to...

Autism Hampshire's criminal justice projects

Karen Templeton-Mepstead, Community Access Services Manager, describes how Autism Hampshire worked with the Hampshire Constabulary to develop the Autism Alert Programme and raise awareness of autism...

Developing Autism Accreditation for prison services

In this article Clare Hughes, Criminal Justice Coordinator for The National Autistic Society, describes how its Autism Accreditation service worked with Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI...

Post-diagnostic support for autistic adults

In this article Hilary Hart, Senior Occupational Therapist at NHS Tayside, describes a post diagnostic project for autistic adults which aims to reduce mental health difficulties.  Download a PDF...

Autism and sleep disturbance

In this article Aiden Duffy, a Sleep Counsellor at Sleep Scotland, looks at some of the challenges autistic children and their parents/carers face at bedtime. Aiden uses a case study to illustrate...

Teaching autistic people to swim: case study

In this case study Amy Webster, Active for Autism Coordinator at the National Autistic Society, and Kym Borland, a Swimming Instructor based in Essex, explore how swimming lessons were adapted for a...

Serendipity Adult Social Group Project

Jamie Pratt is the Coordinator of the Serendipity Social Group Project run by Autism Hampshire. Here he outlines how the project came to light and the unique way in which the groups are run by and...

Why the need for autism-friendly/relaxed performances

In this article, Heather Wildsmith, Cultural Access Manager at the National Autistic Society (NAS), who has recently worked as advisor on The Lion King autism-friendly performances, explains the need...

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...

Enablement project for autistic adults

In this article Ute Vann and Sandra Gasson, from Kent County Council, discuss a project that is assessing the effectiveness of a specialist enablement service for autistic adults. The service uses a...

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