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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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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...

Support for autistic people in the criminal justice system

In this article Dr Colin Dale, Chief Executive of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, and Brenda Crossley, an Associate of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd, discuss the support available for autistic people in the...

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...

Why is occupational therapy important for autistic children?

In this article Corinna Laurie, specialist occupational therapist consulting at the NAS Helen Allison School and director of Evolve Children's Therapy Services Ltd, explains what occupation therapy...

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...

People with Asperger syndrome and employment

This project was carried out by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and NAS Prospects team and explored supporting adults with Aspergers syndrome in employment. Following funding...
This conference presentation was taken from the National Autistic Society's conference on Sensory Integration and Autism in November 2011. Helen Pearce and Ros Urwin talk about an autism and sensory...

Effective screening and assessment of autistic prisoners

This case study describes the importance of an awareness of communication difficulties amongst people who are in contact with the criminal justice system. Research has shown that 60% of young...

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