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Living in the community: housing design for autistic adults

This study explored how design could improve living environments for autistic adults, supporting their specific needs and resulting in a better quality of life. Key findings are published for wide...
The National Autistic Society have produced some guidance about self-directed support for people with autism. It describes individual budgets, has a myth-buster, links to further information and an...
This At a Glance briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for people with autistic spectrum conditions. Personalisation means thinking about care and support services in an...
This mini book describes some tools for practitioners wishing to work in person centred ways. These tools will give practioners an opportunity to start supporting people in ways that really matter to...
DSM-5, the revised diagnostic and statistical manual frequently used in the diagnosis of autism, will be published in 2013. The changes to autism diagnostic criteria are controversial, and include...

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...

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