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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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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...

Moving Forward: A flexible pathway to employment

The Moving Forward project team give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. Download a PDF of this article...

Autism and alcohol

Sarah Hendrickx and Matthew Tinsley discuss the potential links between autism and alcohol addiction, and the need for improved autism awareness amongst alcohol support services. Sarah and Matthew...

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...

An inclusive theatre project to raise awareness of autism

Mike Evans is Community Programme Officer at the Mayflower Theatre.  He describes how the theatre, Zoie Logic and Autism Hampshire connected to create an inclusive project culminating in a...

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...

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