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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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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...

Support for autistic people in the criminal justice system

In this article Dr Colin Dale, Chief Executive of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, and Brenda Crossley, an Associate of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, discuss the support available for autistic people in the...

Transitioning from education to employment

In this article Graham Quinn, Executive Principal of the New Bridge Group, describes how they support young people in the transition from education to employment. Graham outlines the various projects...

Pre-school to primary transitions for autistic children

In this article Jacky Wyatt, a Reception Teacher in a mainstream primary school, gives us her advice on the transition to primary school for autistic children. Jacky won an award this year for...

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