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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...
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire designed the robot called KASPAR (Kinesics and Synchronisation in Personal Assistant Robotics) in 2005. Originally created as part of a study for 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...

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...
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...

Living in the community: housing design for autistic adults

This study explored how design could improve living environments for autistic adults, supporting their specific needs and resulting in a better quality of life. Key findings are published for wide...
The National Autistic Society have produced some guidance about self-directed support for people with autism. It describes individual budgets, has a myth-buster, links to further information and an...
This At a Glance briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for people with autistic spectrum conditions. Personalisation means thinking about care and support services in an...
DSM-5, the revised diagnostic and statistical manual frequently used in the diagnosis of autism, will be published in 2013. The changes to autism diagnostic criteria are controversial, and include...

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