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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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Improving mental health support for autistic people

Dr Conor Davidson is Consultant Psychiatrist and Autism Clinical Lead at Tees Esk and Wear Valley Foundation Trust. Conor and his colleagues discuss how they set out to improve mental health support...

Autism and mental health

Ella Tabb, a blogger, YouTuber and autism speaker, discusses her mental health difficulties prior to her autism diagnoses in her 30s. She explores how unmasking and strategies such as mindfulness...

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...

Moving Forward: A flexible pathway to employment

The Moving Forward project team give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. Download a PDF of this article...

Autism and alcohol

Sarah Hendrickx and Matthew Tinsley discuss the potential links between autism and alcohol addiction, and the need for improved autism awareness amongst alcohol support services. Sarah and Matthew...

Eating disorder or disordered eating? Eating patterns in autism

Dr Elizabeth Shea, Clinical Psychologist at the Birmingham Food Refusal Service, describes some of the differences between avoidant eating and anorexia nervosa, with particular reference to autistic...

Support for autistic people in the criminal justice system

In this article Dr Colin Dale, Chief Executive of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, and Brenda Crossley, an Associate of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, discuss the support available for autistic people in the...