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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 NHS hospitals more accessible to people with autism

In this article, Christine Flintoft-Smith, Senior Accreditation Officer at the National Autistic Society, gives a brief outline of a year long collaborative project between the NAS Autism...

Using the SPELL Framework to support best practice and partnership when working with children with autism

In this article, Geoff Evans, Head of Autism Practice at The Options Group and Nneamaka Ekebuisi, Assistant Psychologist, Kinsale School, explain how they have implemented the SPELL framework to...

CBT-based groups for women on the autistic spectrum

In this article Dr Sarah Blainey, clinical psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Debbie Spain, NIHR clinical doctoral research fellow at Kings College London, give an...

Study into self-injurious behaviour in children with autism

In this article Phil Evans, Ask autism consultant for the National Autistic Society, writes about a study into self-injurious behaviour in children with autism. The study looked into possible...

SCERTS framework used for core difficulties associated with ASC

In this article Jo Lunn, specialist teaching assistant and Ruth Burtonwood, speech and language therapist give an overview of SCERTS; what it is, how it's a valuable framework to assess needs and...

App developed to aid independence

In this article Louise Higgs, Choices App and Interactive Tablet Co-ordinator at the NAS, discusses the in-house developed Choices app which helps to promote independence by putting decision making...
In this article Phil Evans, Ask autism consultant for the National Autistic Socierty, writes about Auchestra - a documentary looking at the relationship between music and autism through the work of ...

Creating sustainable employment for adults on the autism spectrum

In this article, Viola Sommer, project manager at auticon, a German social enterprise, describes how the organisation employs 40 members of staff with Asperger syndrome in permanent positions across...

KiVa: an evidence-based anti-bullying programme for schools

This article describes the KiVa anti-bullying programme for schools, and outlines evidence for its effectiveness and the research currently underway in the UK. Research has demonstrated that the...

Supporting autistic people to transition into university life

In this article, Birmingham City University's Dawn Loizou and Kate Waugh discuss their Summer School for autistic students, which has been designed to help make a positive transition to life at...

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