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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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The National Autistic Society has produced this guidance to help public authorities involve people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). People with autism frequently don’t receive the services...

Supporting adults with autism. A good practice guide for NHS and local authorities

This good practice guide for local authorities and NHS authorities and trusts was part of The National Autistic Society’s (NAS) I Exist campaign, which aims to transform the lives of adults with...
Glasgow City Council produced this guide to be used as a training note to assist Registered Social Landlords (RSL) and other housing agencies in meeting the housing needs of households with members...
These articles highlight the experiences of transition from school onwards for young people with autism and their families. These two campaign articles written by Liz Whitters of NAS Cymru and Beth...
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are currently in consultation on a draft clinical guideline covering the recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of autism for...
Here you can read the 2011 NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines covering the recognition, referral and diagnosis of autism in children and young people from birth up to age 19...

Information for parents: Guide by Department for Education

This is a booklet for parents whose child has recently received a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. It describes support that is available and answers the questions that many parents have soon after...
The National Autism Plan for Children was published in 2003 and contains important information for people who work with children on the autism spectrum. Assessment, diagnosis, and early intervention...

The undiscovered workforce: Looking for staff

This document is a guide for employers with employees who have an autism spectrum disorder. When looking for staff, an employer hopes to find the person with the best skills for the job, and it makes...

Services for families with disabled children - A scoping report

This report presents the findings from a scoping study on the policy environment, service delivery and models of care for families with disabled children in Surrey. Click here to read the full...

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