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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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An autism-friendly music festival

Simon Turner, parent of an autistic teenager, discusses why, and how, they organised A Different World Festival, an autism-friendly music festival in Reading which takes place on August 6 2016....

Bath Autism Summer School

Dr Mark Brosnan and colleagues from the University of Bath discuss the Bath Autism Summer School, a residential event that gives autistic students the chance to experience various aspects of...

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...

Autism in museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, explores how some museums use initiatives such as early openings and backpacks, to...

Music therapy and autism

In this article Janet McLachlan, Head Music Therapist at Nordoff Robbins Scotland, gives an insight into music therapy and autism through case studies. She explains how music can cross boundaries,...

Making Macclesfield Hospital "Open 2 Autism"

Lyn Bailey, Equality & Patient Experience Manager at East Cheshire NHS Trust, describes their Open 2 Autism project which aims to make Macclesfield District General Hospital more accessible to...

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...

Autism and sleep disturbance

In this article Aiden Duffy, a Sleep Counsellor at Sleep Scotland, looks at some of the challenges autistic children and their parents/carers face at bedtime. Aiden uses a case study to illustrate...

Teaching autistic people to swim: case study

In this case study Amy Webster, Active for Autism Coordinator at the National Autistic Society, and Kym Borland, a Swimming Instructor based in Essex, explore how swimming lessons were adapted for a...

Transforming educational provision for autistic pupils

In this case study Dr Yo Dunn, an autistic Consultant and Trainer, and Toni Macartney, Head Teacher of St. Clement’s School, describe the key components of a school improvement project which has...

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