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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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Developing autism content in teacher training courses

Rachael Sackville-Jones, a Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education and parent of a child on the autism spectrum, discusses how Edge Hill University are building autism content into their early years...

Supporting autistic people in prison and probation services

Clare Hughes is Criminal Justice Manager at the National Autistic Society. Here Clare discusses how autism accredited prisons and probation services support autistic people. Download a PDF of this...

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...

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...

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...

Building capacity: an online resource

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have developed an online resource offering information and advice on supporting autistic children and young people to lead independent lives...

Developing specialist education for autistic pupils

West Kirby School and College created 'The Zone', an independent space within the school, to provide bespoke, intensive 1-1 support for pupils who are unable to access the more formal learning...

Drama classes for young autistic people

Caroline Newall, Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland, discusses Limitless, a collaborative theatre and drama project for autistic children and young people. The...

Outdoor learning for young autistic people

Naj D’Silva is a Senior Teacher at The Holmewood School in London and last year set up outdoor learning camps for autistic young people. In this article she discusses why she founded the Footprints...

Developing independence and self-confidence in autistic adults

Timothy Glen, Lead Manager of Adult Autism Services for the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland, discusses their service for autistic adults which aims to promote independence, build self-...

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