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Here you can read guidance for professionals working in the field of autism including statutory guidance, professional advice and legal information. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Online resources to support autistic children and young people

Middletown Centre for Autism have developed a number of online resources designed to support autistic children and young people, their parents, family members and carers, as well as professionals....

Making Transforming Care work for autistic people

Tim Nicholls, Policy Manager at The National Autistic Society, discusses their latest report, Transforming Care: our stories, which makes six key overarching recommendations to improve inpatient care...

The Welsh Integrated Autism Service

Johanna Manikiza, National ASD Development Lead for the Welsh Local Government Association, discusses the development of the Integrated Autism Service for Wales which aims to support autistic people...

Leaving school: transition planning for autistic pupils

Rachel Babbidge, Transition Support Service Coordinator at the National Autistic Society, explains how to use a person centred planning approach to support young people as they transition into...

Palliative and end of life care for autistic people

Jill Ferguson, Services Manager with Scottish Autism, discusses why they developed a good practice resource guide on end of life care for autistic people. She also offers some advice on providing...