News & Events

News from the USA: New APA autism guidelines ‘reduce diagnosis by more than 30%’

A robot named Nao is helping a primary school in Birmingham to explore how technology can help children with special educational needs - Telegraph article.

A case study report about sensory diets from the Helen Allison School

Provision for children with autism: A summary report from the Autism Education Trust

Article from Indiana University, USA: Mealtime and Children on the Autism Spectrum: Beyond Picky, Fussy, and Fads

Resources & Reviews

Tobin Learns to Make Friends - Book

Friends Learn about Tobin - Book

The SCARED approach to managing behaviour

Autiplan Web Resource

Snowflake - DVD

If you would like to submit a review please e-mail Penny Kershaw, Autism Manager:


Lots of recent and relevant research studies, many of them have full access to articles, from Research Autism.

A list of open access, online articles from ESPA (education and Services for People with Autism).

Autism Data is the ideal research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It is as far as we are aware the only database of published material on autism open for all to access on the web. It lists over 24,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials. From the National Autistic Society's Website.

Google Scholar is a useful search tool from Google for those wishing to access academic reasearch articles.


The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading autism organisation: full of UK soecific information guides and an online shop.

Division TEACCH (USA) offers statewide ‘cradle to grave’ support fpr people with autism, their families and professionals throughoput the state of North Carolina, USA. Their website provides lots of information and research.

Special Parents is a support group for parent with special needs children, run by parents, for parents.

Families for Autism is a registered charity and non-profit organisation supporting autism in the community.

Jessica Kingsley Catologue is one of the UK's largest stockists of special needs books, including resources about autism.