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Autism, aspergers, employment and mental health

This leaflet produced by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is a guide for employers and human resources departments to help them understand autism and asperger's syndrome. The...

Dental care and autism

This guide discusses preparing individuals with autism for the dentists. The leaflet includes tips for dental health, tips for helping people with autism to prepare for a trip to the dentists and a...
The NHS website has a useful section about autism on its Live Well pages. You can read guides to what autism is, diagnosis, caring for someone with autism and watch videos of people talking about...
This website describes the Visual Impairment and Autism Project, carried out by the RNIB between 2008-2011. The incidence of visual impairment and autism is extremely low, but it has a very high...
SCIE has produced these two films about working with people on the autism spectrum. In the first film, a social worker supporting a young man with autism with his transition to adult services and a...
This powerpoint presentation discusses the value of music therapy for individuals with autism. Research, diagnosis and assessment are presented, the therapeutic approaches used in music therapy are...
Heather Kennedy, a Disability Development Support Officer and person on the autism spectrum, writes an opinion piece about community inclusion for people with autism. Heather Kennedy is an Australian...
Learn about psychotherapy and autism by going on a tour of different psychotherapists couches. How are psychoanalysts responding to clients with autism?  This discussion document takes you on a...
This article outlines the statutory advocacy services that are available, and will examine some of  the barriers that exist for people with autism in accessing adequate and appropriate advocacy. ...
Advocacy can be a very positive service for people with autism as it can be for many others who find it difficult to speak up about their wishes, fears, hopes and dreams.This article looks at when...

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