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Catatonia and autism

Dr Lorna Wing talks about autism and catatonia. Lorna is a founding member of The National Autistic Society. She has a lifetime of experience in the field of autism and learning disabilities through...

John Clements talks about autism and behaviour

In this talk, John Clements, a specialist clinical psychologist, discusses people's responses to behaviour in autism. John is a clinical psychologist, specialising for nearly 40 years in...
This website describes the Visual Impairment and Autism Project, carried out by the RNIB between 2008-2011. The incidence of visual impairment and autism is extremely low, but it has a very high...
SCIE has produced these two films about working with people on the autism spectrum. In the first film, a social worker supporting a young man with autism with his transition to adult services and a...
This article discusses the NICE guidelines with specific relation to screening instruments and waiting lists for diagnosis. Many professionals commissioning services report long waiting lists for...

Working with adults with autism and depression

Depression is the number one mental health problem for adults with ASD. This article looks at why the ASD brain may predispose individuals to depression, what the environmental triggers may be, and...
This powerpoint presentation discusses the value of music therapy for individuals with autism. Research, diagnosis and assessment are presented, the therapeutic approaches used in music therapy are...
This document outlines the high level service specification of the Liverpool Asperger Team. Many adults with Asperger Syndrome "fall between the gaps" of mental health and learning disabilities...
This powerpoint presentation is taken from the NAS conference on women and girls on the autism spectrum. Dr. Kalpana Dein discusses the prevalence of offending in autism and in females with autism....
Active support is designed so that people who need support can be fully involved in their lives. This handbook describes what Active Support is, how to promote engagement and participation, and why...

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