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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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Post-diagnostic support for autistic adults

In this article Hilary Hart, Senior Occupational Therapist at NHS Tayside, describes a post diagnostic project for autistic adults which aims to reduce mental health difficulties.  Download a PDF...

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...

Enablement project for autistic adults

In this article Ute Vann and Sandra Gasson, from Kent County Council, discuss a project that is assessing the effectiveness of a specialist enablement service for autistic adults. The service uses a...

Transitioning from education to employment

In this article Graham Quinn, Executive Principal of the New Bridge Group, describes how they support young people in the transition from education to employment. Graham outlines the various projects...

Pre-school to primary transitions for autistic children

In this article Jacky Wyatt, a Reception Teacher in a mainstream primary school, gives us her advice on the transition to primary school for autistic children. Jacky won an award this year for...

The first day of school!

In this article Victoria Hatton, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Inclusion Teacher in a mainstream secondary school, explores how to support children and young people with autism on their first day of...

Making NHS hospitals more accessible to autistic people

Christine Flintoft-Smith, Senior Accreditation Officer at the National Autistic Society, gives a brief outline of a year long collaborative project between the NAS Autism Accreditation team and...

KiVa: an evidence-based anti-bullying programme for schools

This article describes the KiVa anti-bullying programme for schools, and outlines evidence for its effectiveness and the research currently underway in the UK. Research has demonstrated that the...

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