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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...

Forced marriage

Luthfa Khan, Project Lead at Respond, discusses the work they do with people with learning disabilities who may be at risk of being pressured or forced into marriage. Luthfa includes a case study of...

Mentoring autistic students at university

Carl Cameron is autistic and works as a Specialist Autism Mentor for the National Autistic Society, and is also a member of the Hull Autism Partnership Board. Carl shares his experience of mentoring...

Online support to help diagnose autistic women and girls

Lorraine MacAlister, Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society, discusses "Women and girls on the autism spectrum", their latest online training module which has been developed and...

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...

Supporting autistic adults

James Lang, The National Autistic Society Centre Strategic Lead, explains how their adult services aim to offer flexible support designed around the needs of the people they support.  Download a PDF...

Good autism practice in schools: an online resource

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have developed an online resource for education professionals offering a range of educational resources and ideas for good autism practice....

Sensory processing: an online resource

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced an online sensory processing resource aimed at supporting autistic children and young people and the professionals working with...

Supporting parents of autistic children in remote areas

Clare Brogan, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism, discusses their Get Set 4 Autism project which offers post-diagnostic support to parents of children living in Argyll and Bute, many of whom are in...

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...

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