autistic spectrum disorders

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

This Insight focuses on the transition to adulthood for young people with autistic spectrum disorder.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

A series of stories from people with autism, parents and siblings.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Details in a step by step format how IRISS helped Liam, a 20-year old with autism, create a video CV in order to demonstrate how someone with autism might better present their skills.

Paper that sets out the challenges facing people with autism in older age – as reported by them and by the people who support them. It also suggests how changesto central and local government policy can help to meet these challenges and so help all older adults with autism to lead the life they choose.

Guide that outlines some suggestions to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do.

This guide also suggests some resources that will help children get the most out of the Internet at home and in the community. It presents some case studies of actual experiences people with learning disabilities and autism have had online and learning points that can be taken from these experiences.

Report of project on autism spectrum disorders in children and young people: recognition, referral and diagnosis.

Good practice report which offers snapshots - case studies from VODG member organisations - depicting the core issues that help improve the lives of vulnerable people.

The group of people that concerns this report include those with severe and complex needs, with sensory impairments or who have a autistic spectrum disorder.

Guide that 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.

This first chapter is a free-standing condensed version of the strategy which provides readers with an overview of what autism is and the challenges which individuals with the condition and their families face in everyday life. It then describes how the autism strategy will address their needs over the next 10 years.

Chapter two provides more detailed information on the issues contained in the overview for those who want to take more time to understand the issues in greater depth. It explains the context behind each of the recommendations and why these are critical to success.