autism

Supporting me: a guide for personal assistants employed by or for someone with autistic spectrum condition

Part of the Supporting Me series, this guide provides information for personal assistants employed by or for someone with autistic spectrum condition.

Adults with autism (BBC Radio 4 programme)

In this programme Mike Embley asks why so many autistic people are diagnosed late in life. He also looks at the help and support available to them as well as the latest scientific research on autism.

Scottish Autism Toolbox : the toolbox in practice - Charlene Tait and Lisa Glashan

Podcast of a talk by Charlene Tait and Lisa Glashan given at "Talking about Autism", Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 29/05/2009.

Scottish Autism Toolbox : policy overview - Robin McKendrick

Podcast of a talk by Robin McKendrick, Support for Learning Division, Schools Directorate, Scottish Government, given at "Talking about Autism", Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 29/05/2009.

We exist: a bill for autism, a bill for Scotland

As part of the campaign for a Scottish Autism Bill, the National Autistic Society produced a report of a survey it conducted on autism services. 95% of people surveyed believed more local services are needed for people with autism. The key gaps identified included social support, advocacy, self-directed support, short breaks and employment support.

Learning Resource on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

This resource is designed for any professional who is working in the health care system at the primary care level (eg General Practitioner; Allied Health Professionals (eg dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and speech and language therapists), Dentists, Opticians, Public Health Nurses; District Nurses; Practice Nurses; and Dental nurses). This site provides access to key topics, case studies, scenarios, a glossary and a range of leaflets on ASD.

Scottish Autism Toolbox : inclusion and Asperger syndrome challenges and strategies - Val Cumine

Podcast of a talk by Val Cumine, Senior Educational Psychologist, Lancashire County Council, given at "Talking about Autism", Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 29/05/2009.

Transition to adulthood: inquiry into transition to adulthood for young people with autism

This inquiry sought evidence from a range of stakeholders across England, including parents, people with autism and professionals into transition to adulthood for young people with autism. The report outlines the key findings of the Inquiry and makes recommendations based on the experiences and evidence from all those who took part.

Autism Education Trust

The Autism Education Trust (AET), launched in November 2007, continues to be funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It is a collaboration between The National Autistic Society, TreeHouse and The Council for Disabled Children, and others working in the autism field in England.

Autism Initiatives UK

Autism Initiatives UK is a charitable organisation established in 1972, providing support for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families in locations throughout the north of England, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. It exists to enable persons with ASD "to be fully included, participating members of their community through advocacy, public awareness and education."