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Read case studies written by professionals working in autism. Find out what others have done, what works and what the challenges have been. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Developing autism content in teacher training courses

Rachael Sackville-Jones, a Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education and parent of a child on the autism spectrum, discusses how Edge Hill University are building autism content into their early years...

Building capacity: an online resource

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have developed an online resource offering information and advice on supporting autistic children and young people to lead independent lives...

Using Lego therapy with autistic pupils

Claire Brodie and Vicky Mather, Specialist Teachers in East Sussex, discuss a Lego-based therapy project piloted in their school, which aimed to support pupils’ social communication skills. Download...

Developing specialist education for autistic pupils

West Kirby School and College created 'The Zone', an independent space within the school, to provide bespoke, intensive 1-1 support for pupils who are unable to access the more formal learning...

Outdoor learning for young autistic people

Naj D’Silva is a Senior Teacher at The Holmewood School in London and last year set up outdoor learning camps for autistic young people. In this article she discusses why she founded the Footprints...

Developing independence and self-confidence in autistic adults

Timothy Glen, Lead Manager of Adult Autism Services for the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland, discusses their service for autistic adults which aims to promote independence, build self-...

Online support for autistic women and girls

Dr Catriona Stewart PhD, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism, discuss the Right Click for Women and Girls programme which...

Reviewing Islington’s autism diagnostic provision for children

Lucy Skye, Local and Health Authority Consultancy Specialist at the National Autistic Society (NAS), discusses a recent review they did of Islington’s autism diagnostic pathways for children aged 0...

A community-based service for autistic adults

Frank Chapman, Clinical Psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues from the NHS and University of Manchester discuss how they developed a diagnostic and assessment service for...

Understanding communication in a specialist school

Lilias Nicholls, Speech and Language Therapist at the National Autistic Society’s Daldorch House School, outlines some of the communication methods used at the school. She also describes how one...

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