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Policy and guidance

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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Making Transforming Care work for autistic people

Tim Nicholls, Policy Manager at The National Autistic Society, discusses their latest report, Transforming Care: our stories, which makes six key overarching recommendations to improve inpatient care...

Autism-friendly apprenticeships

Tim Nicholls, Policy Manager at the National Autistic Society, sets out key principles that should be considered when setting up apprenticeships for autistic people, based on the recommendations they...

Autism toolkits for legal advocates

The Advocates Gateway (TAG) offers a range of good practice guidance for interviewing witnesses and defendants with communication needs.   TAG have recently published a toolkit for legal advocates...

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...