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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 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...

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...

Online support for autistic women and girls

Dr Catriona Stewart PhD, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism, discuss the Right Click for Women and Girls programme which...

Limpsfield Grange School: understanding autism in girls

Sarah Wild, Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, discusses how autism presents in girls and how they support autistic pupils at the school, particularly with managing anxiety. She also gives us...

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...

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...

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,...

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...