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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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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...

Forced marriage

Luthfa Khan, Project Lead at Respond, discusses the work they do with people with learning disabilities who may be at risk of being pressured or forced into marriage. Luthfa includes a case study of...

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...

Mentoring autistic students at university

Carl Cameron is autistic and works as a Specialist Autism Mentor for the National Autistic Society, and is also a member of the Hull Autism Partnership Board. Carl shares his experience of mentoring...

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...

Supporting autistic people in North Yorkshire

Melanie Trotter is the Autism Strategic and Development Officer for North Yorkshire Council. Here she discusses the council’s journey to achieving Autism Accreditation for all its adult support...

Interactive video tours for autistic people

Adam Barrett, Director of Access Social Ltd, discusses iROAM, a service which provides interactive video tours of buildings to improve accessibility for autistic people. Adam explains where the idea...

Developing an autism school

The National Autistic Society’s Anderson School in Essex will open in September 2017 to autistic students aged 11 to 19. This interview with the Headteacher Gary Simm, first published in Your Autism...

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...

Step into Work+

Beverley Breen, Programme Manager for Step into Work+, discusses how their award-winning project supports autistic adults into employment. The project won two awards at the 2017 Autism Professional...

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