21-Sep-22Annual Reports 2021-22
The Trustees Annual Report and the Financial Examiner’s Report on the Charity for the financial year 2021-22 are available to view here: Link
The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for cared for and looked after children. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission. Link
11-Sep-22Access Card
The Access Card (sometimes referred to as the CredAbility Card or a Nimbus Card) is a card like no other; we translate your disability/impairment into symbols that highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need. This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and complex reasonable adjustments without having to go into loads of personal detail. Link
8-Sep-22Radar Key
The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country. Link
17-Aug-22Sensory Reactivity Differences.
The Perceived Causal Relations Between Sensory Reactivity Differences and Anxiety Symptoms in Autistic Adults.
Article on the link between sensory overwhelm / pain and anxiety for autistic people. Link
24-Jul-22Autism: Some Vital Research Links.
Thanks to Ann Memmott for agreeing for to share her blog “Autism: Some Vital Research ” Link
21-Jul-22Shortages of Personal Asssistants
Council pay limits leading to ‘severe shortages’ of personal assistants.
16-Jul-22Building the Right Support Action Plan
Better care for people with a learning disability and people with autism
Government’s ‘Building the Right Support Action Plan’ combines work across government and public services so people can live independently in their community.
14-Jul-22Understand how Routines can help Autistic People
Routines are often seen as important for autistic people. This is true for many of us, but there are dangers to assuming autistic people need routines, without understanding why. Routines imposed by other people are likely to do more harm than good. Link
2-Jul-22Relationship between masking & wellbeing
Brief Report: Does Autistic Community Connectedness Moderate the Relationship Between Masking and Wellbeing?
25-Jun-22This Was Just How This Friendship Worked
“This Was Just How This Friendship Worked”: Experiences of Interpersonal Victimization Among Autistic Adults. Link
25-Jun-22Dental care for autistic children
Factors influencing oral health behaviours, access and delivery of dental care for autistic children and adolescents: A mixed-methods systematic review. Link
25-Jun-22Autistic Perspectives
Autistic Perspectives on the Future of Clinical Autism Research. Link
18-Jun-22Time to rethink autism research
Measuring the Wrong Thing the Right Way? Time to Rethink Autism Research Tools.
Sandra Jones
31-May-22Mandatory Training
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism. Link
Monotropism is a theory of autism developed by autistic people, initially by Dinah Murray and Wenn Lawson. Link
30-May-22DSM-5 Update
Updated in the new DSM-5-TR Link
19-May-22Somalis build acceptance
The Somali language hasn’t included a word for “autism.” Parents say that omission plays into community stigma and misunderstanding. A recent social media post from the Somali musician Aar Maanta highlighted efforts from Somalis in Minnesota to create positive language to identify autism. Link
28-Apr-22We Need Better Diagnostic Tests for Women
We Need Better Diagnostic Tests for Autism in Women by Zhara Astra.