autism

Autism (Scotland) Bill (SPICe Briefing 10/72)

Briefing that explains what the "autistic spectrum‟ is and examines statistics on its prevalence in the UK.

It summarises responses to the Member's consultation on the proposal for an autism strategy, considers the financial and legal implications of the Bill and provides an overview of existing legislation and policy relating to individuals on the autistic spectrum.

Making social care more accessible for adults with autism [SCIE guide 43]

This guide looks at how social care services can improve access to adults with autism. It is based on research that explores the barriers to services experienced by people with autism. It covers people with autism, whether or not they also have a learning disability. The guide suggests ways services can improve, identifying how best to meet the goals of the government's autism strategy. Easy read summary. This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Inclusion development programme toolkit

A Tool-kit to support schools in exploring - reflecting upon and delivering the Inclusion Development Programme. Toolkit includes resources about speech, language and communication needs, dyslexia, autism and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Toolkit published by Staffordshire County Council.

UK Autism Foundation

The UK Autism Foundation (UKAF) is a charitable organisation which began in 2008. It has launched a £10 million fundraising program to realise its aims to build the first ever state of the art Autism Centre in London, build an autism school and to launch initiatives to help families dealing with autism who are poor. The UKAF developed from the work of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK founded in 2000 by parents and carers. The site provides access to the newsletter, and brief information about autism.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is a registered charity in the UK and was launched by the autism campaigner and philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2004. It is the only charity which raises money for biomedical research into the causes of autism spectrum disorders. The website provides information about autism, including its causes and impact. Information is also provided on the research carried out by the charity, including collaborative research, UK research projects, grants and fellowships, and also details of news, resources and events.

National Service Framework for Children - Autism

This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. And represents an example of a child with autism and learning difficulties.

Report on autism (Radio 4 series: You and Yours)

More than half a million people in Britain have autism, and the numbers of diagnosed cases is rising rapidly. Yet we know very little about this puzzling condition. In a month-long series of programmes and features, Radio 4 attempt to separate fact from theory, and to find out what is available to help autistic children and adults, and their families.

Transition Trajectories: Insights and Outcomes

Recording of Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar 23 September 2008. Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop discussing a longitudinal perspective on stories of educational transition from pre-school to secondary school.

BBC Radio 4: Autism on the stage

BBC Radio 4 programme with Adam Godley and Michael Blastland talking about autism on the stage and why writers are so attracted to the subject.

Autism in Mind

Autism in Mind (AIM), based in England, provides support and information to parents, carers, young people and families living with autistic spectrum disorder, and aims to make a positive difference to the lives of families living with autism. It has set up several on-line support and information groups for parents and carers to access. The AIM DIET highlights the issues within Diagnosis – Intervention – Education and Training, needed to be addressed by the government.