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Here you can read guidance for professionals working in the field of autism including statutory guidance, professional advice and legal information. Find out how you can contribute and share your work. 

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Personal Independence Payment: challenging a decision

In this article, Jane Owen-Pam, former National Autistic Society's Welfare Rights Co-ordinator, provides information to help professionals support autistic people and their carers when applying for...

The social care landscape in England

Tim Nicholls, Policy Manager for The National Autistic Society, reports on social care provision for autistic adults in England, two years after the introduction of the Care Act.  Download a PDF of...

New Scottish guidelines on the diagnosis of autism in adults

Conor McKay, Policy and Campaigns Officer for the National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland, discusses the revised guidelines on the assessment and diagnosis of autism in Scotland, which now include...

Think Autism: statutory guidance published

In this article Tim Nicholls, Policy & Parliamentary Officer at the National Autistic Society (NAS) introduces the publication of the new statutory guidance to implement the adult autism strategy...
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults is going to be abolished and replaced by a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This process will start in April 2013, In the attached...
Local authorities have the discretion to charge for many of the non residential services that they provide to adults. In the currently financial climate many local authorities are charging for the...