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Making sense of my school day - Steve McGuinness

In this video from the NAS Professional conference 2012 Steve McGuinness discusses the experiences of children on the autism spectrum in education. Steve gives his personal insight into the...
The Autism Puzzle was produced by Saskia Baron and first broadcasted on the BBC in 2003.  Saskia's brother Tim was one of the first people in Britian to be diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In this...

Ready-Steady-Make

The Ready-Steady-Make booklet is a quick reference guide that provides easy step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to make six sensory props; which shows you how you can make sense for just a...
Zoe Thompson, parent and trainee RDI Consultant blogs about her experience of guiding her son to improve his flexibility of thought using the autism intervention, Relationship Development...
This guide has been written for those professionals who commission or provide services for adults with autism. It was published in 2001 by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilites. Its...
This guide is for commissioners and providers in education, health, social services and the voluntary/independent sectors. It was published in 2001 by the Foundation for People with Learning...
Chris Mitchell, team leader for the Nottingham Adult Asperger's Team, talks about setting up a specialist Asperger's social care team in a local authority setting. He discusses the advantages and...

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...

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