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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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Probation support for autistic people

Sandra Teal is the Director of SJ Teal Consultancy Ltd and has worked with autistic children and adults for over 20 years. Here Sandra discusses the support they offer autistic adults in probation...

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...

Supporting autistic women in the criminal justice system

Clinks supports voluntary sector organisations working within the criminal justice system (CJS) in England and Wales. They recently published a case study of the work that the St Giles Trust have...

Supporting autistic people at risk of sexual offending

Richard Curen is Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Respond, an organisation that works with autistic children and adults and those with with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or...

Autism Hampshire's criminal justice projects

Karen Templeton-Mepstead, Community Access Services Manager, describes how Autism Hampshire worked with the Hampshire Constabulary to develop the Autism Alert Programme and raise awareness of autism...

Developing Autism Accreditation for prison services

In this article Clare Hughes, Criminal Justice Coordinator for The National Autistic Society, describes how its Autism Accreditation service worked with Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI...

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...

Effective screening and assessment of autistic prisoners

This case study describes the importance of an awareness of communication difficulties amongst people who are in contact with the criminal justice system. Research has shown that 60% of young...