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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 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...

Eating disorder or disordered eating? Eating patterns in autism

Dr Elizabeth Shea, Clinical Psychologist at the Birmingham Food Refusal Service, describes some of the differences between avoidant eating and anorexia nervosa, with particular reference to autistic...

Autism in museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, explores how some museums use initiatives such as early openings and backpacks, to...

An inclusive theatre project to raise awareness of autism

Mike Evans is Community Programme Officer at the Mayflower Theatre.  He describes how the theatre, Zoie Logic and Autism Hampshire connected to create an inclusive project culminating in a...

Music therapy and autism

In this article Janet McLachlan, Head Music Therapist at Nordoff Robbins Scotland, gives an insight into music therapy and autism through case studies. She explains how music can cross boundaries,...

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...

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