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Emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people

In this article Dr Caroline Smith, Specialist Educational Psychologist and licensed FRIENDS trainer, explores emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people. Dr Smith looks at...

Safeguarding autistic children conference

Watch filmed presentations from the National Autistic Society's safeguarding children conference from 2015. The conference featured a number of leading professionals in the field who spoke of the...

An interview with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently. Steve's award-winning science writing has also appeared in Wired, The...

Using Positive Behavioural Support in NAS adult services

In this article Louise Albert, Deputy Area Manager of National Autistic Society (NAS) Cymru, explains what Positive Behavioural Support is, how it is used in NAS adult services and how it has been...
This is a summary of an article that appeared in a Scottish Autism Strategy special edition of Good Autism Practice (GAP) from November 2013. The full article, The ‘Autism One Stop Shop’: a...

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...

Jack and Molly's hearing test

This resource is a colourful story to help prepare children for hearing assessments. It is written to be appropriate for all 3-8 year olds but has an emphasis on children with Asperger's syndrome or...
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...
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...

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