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1 Information sheets and leaflets available from the Autism Helpline SYMBOLS + = Leaflet available from the Autism Helpline (for bulk orders contact NAS Publications) * = Available as a free information sheet from the Autism Helpline or to order as a booklet from NAS = Available on the NAS website or to order as a booklet from NAS Publications Autism and Asperger syndrome Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders: resources for parents and professionals ASD jargon Asperger syndrome: a selective guide to books and other resources Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and autism Autism: a selective guide to books and other resources Basic guidelines for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder A GP s guide to adults with Asperger syndrome + Pathological demand avoidance Patients with autism spectrum disorders: guidance for health professionals Recognising autistic spectrum disorder Resources for adults with Asperger syndrome Semantic Pragmatic Disorder Statistics: how many people have autism spectrum disorders? What is Asperger syndrome + What is autism? + High functioning autism and Asperger syndrome: what s the difference? The genetics of autism spectrum disorders: a briefing The National Autistic Society Information Centre produces information sheets on a wide variety of topics and can provide customised reference lists in response to individual requests. The lists are extracted from Autism Data, our database which contains over 25,000 books and articles from the autism field. This service is particularly useful for those wanting to research a specific subject thoroughly. The National Autistic Society is a Company limited by Guarantee Registered in England No A charity registered in England and Wales No The National Autistic Society 2013 Not to be reproduced without permission The National Autistic Society 393 City Road London EC1V 1NG T: E: Helpline: Information centre direct line: + 44 (0)

2 Approaches, interventions and therapies Applied behavioural analysis (ABA) Before choosing an approach: Counselling Dolphin therapy Counsellors and psychotherapists: a guide Medication and autism spectrum disorders Organising, sequencing and prioritising The sensory world of autism * Serotonin The Son-Rise Program SPELL TEACCH (parent version) TEACCH (professionals version) Behaviour Anxiety Autism spectrum disorders and self-injurious behaviour Behaviour guidelines Behaviour: common questions answered (only on website) Biting Challenging behaviours and ASD Change: preparing a person with an autism spectrum disorder for change Dietary management for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Over eating Dietary management for children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders - Restricted diet Obsessions, repetitive behaviours and routines Sleep and autism: helping your child Toilet-training Benefits and finance The abolition of adult Disability Living Allowance Benefit appeals Benefits for adults with autism Benefits for children with autism and their families Benefits for young people with autism (aged 16-20) Blue badge (disabled parking) scheme Blue badge scheme Blue badge scheme: example of a parental supporting letter Borrowing money and managing debt Carer s Allowance Disabled Students Allowance supporting letter Disability Living Allowance for Children: tips for making a claim Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 DLA guidance for adults with ASD completing the form 2

3 Disability Living Allowance-high rate mobility for children with an autism spectrum disorder Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessment Employment and Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessment The pre January 2013 rules Financial provision by way of settlement or will for people with autism Home improvements and equipment: funding Income Support Managing your money Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment the points based criteria Reassessment of incapacity benefits Social security benefits for older people Communication Basic guidelines for interviewing a child with an autism spectrum disorder Communication and interaction Makaton Social and communicative interactions in autism spectrum disorders Social isolation Social Stories and comic strip conversations Speech and language therapy Visual supports Community Care and Respite Carer s rights Care and support services for adults with autism Care services: complaints and remedies (England) Charging for community care services in England Community Care: a guide for adults with autism spectrum disorders and their carers (England) Community Care in Northern Ireland - children and adults Community Care in Wales: a guide for adults with autism spectrum disorders and their carers Complaints about the NHS children s procedure (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) Direct Payments a brief guide for parents and carers of children with ASD Direct Payments: a guide for adults and young people who have an ASD Disability related expenditure worksheet Introduction to charging for community care services in England Making a complaint: useful tips Person-centred planning Scotland social work: children and adults Self-directed support 3

4 Self-directed support: myths busted Social services: getting help for your child (England and Wales) Criminal justice Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and prison Autism spectrum disorders: a guide for criminal justice professionals (web only) Being a victim or witness of a crime (with 'What's my story?') Criminal justice system and ASDs Diagnosis Asperger syndrome: broaching the subject What are the benefits of diagnosis? (formerly: Diagnosis: how can it benefit me as an adult? and Why get a diagnosis as an adult?) Diagnosis: the process for adults (formerly Gaining a diagnosis in adulthood) Diagnosis: what to expect Telling a child about their diagnosis What next? Moving on from diagnosis (a guide for adults) + Education general Autism spectrum disorders: a resource pack for school Bullying: a guide for parents Bullying: a guide for young people with an autism spectrum disorder Circle of Friends: promoting inclusion and interaction Classroom and playground - support for children with autism spectrum disorders College and university: supporting students with Asperger syndrome Education and autism: a selective guide to resources Education: Meeting the needs of students in FE and HE Education: working with an Asperger pupil in secondary Exams: guidelines for teachers and parents of young people with an autism spectrum disorder Home education Moving from primary to secondary school: guidelines for pupils with autism spectrum disorders * Student support information Supporting children with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) with homework Understanding difficulties at breaktime and University: choosing and applying University: starting Education England and Wales Annual review (England and Wales) Disability discrimination in education (England and Wales) Education: advocacy tips for parents (England and Wales) Education: choosing a school in England and Wales 4

5 Education: getting extra help in school (England and Wales) Education: Individual education plans (IEP) (England and Wales) Education: statements of special educational needs (England and Wales) Education: statutory assessment (England and Wales) Education jargon (England and Wales) Fixed term exclusion (England and Wales) Permanent exclusion (England) Permanent exclusion (Wales) Transition planning at the age of 14 (England and Wales) Transport from home to school (England) Education Northern Ireland Education: advocacy tips for parents (Northern Ireland) Education: checking statements - a summary (Northern Ireland) Education: checking statements of special educational needs (Northern Ireland) Education: getting a statement of special educational needs (Northern Ireland) Education: getting extra help in school (Northern Ireland) Education: statutory assessment (Northern Ireland) Education: terms you may hear (Northern Ireland) Education: understanding the SEN system in Northern Ireland Education - Scotland Additional support needs tribunal (Scotland) Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP) (Scotland) Education: additional support needs (Scotland) Education advocacy tips for families (Scotland) Education appeal committees (Scotland) Education: disability discrimination (Scotland) Education jargon (Scotland) Education: mediation (Scotland) Education: placing requests (Scotland) Exclusion (Scotland) Getting extra help in school (Scotland) Independent adjudication (Scotland) Individualised educational programmes (IEP) (Scotland) Transition (Scotland) Employment Bullying in the workplace Employment: tips for interviewing people with autism or Asperger syndrome 5

6 Looking for Staff? + Managing someone with an ASD Recruiting someone with an ASD The undiscovered workforce: looking for a job The undiscovered workforce: looking for staff Holidays Holidays: autism-friendly venues Holidays: preparation and practicalities Information for partners Help for partners some frequently asked questions Information for students Asperger syndrome in your classroom (information for classmates) Autism: information for HE students studying the condition Education: worksheet for primary school children NAS Services and resources After diagnosis + Autism Accreditation Autism Data: a brief guide to searching (info sheet not currently available, under revision) Autism Helpline Autism Services Directory: searching techniques Careers: so you want to work with people with autism? NAS Information Centre + Signpost What next? + Social skills Social skills for adolescents and adults Social skills in young children Other Advocacy and autism Autism: a guide for activity leaders and sports instructors Autism: books and DVDs for children and young people Autism spectrum disorders and hearing impairments Autism worksheet for brownies, cubs and other clubs Christmas and autism spectrum disorders Courses for professionals in autism and other related topics Death and bereavement and autism spectrum disorders Dentist: preparing for a visit * Dentists: supporting adults with autism Designing websites suitable for people with autism spectrum disorders Doctor: preparing for a visit Driving 6

7 Environment and surroundings * Early years and autism * Families: supporting brothers and sisters Grandparents Guidelines for airline staff Hairdressers: preparing for a visit Housing options: an introduction for people with autism and their families Housing options for older people with autism Lasting power of attorney Mental health in people with autism and Asperger syndrome: a guide for health professionals * Moving house * Parents of adults with autism: your rights Professionals in autism: a guide for parents and carers (formerly Who can help? Professionals involved in autism) Religion: going to a place of worship Sex education and children and young people with autism spectrum disorders Shopping: strategies to help * Understanding a parent with autism: a guide for young people For a copy of any of the above information sheets or free leaflets please contact the Autism Helpline. Please note that the Helpline can only send out a maximum of 5 information sheets at any one time. Helpline Advisers are available to discuss any of the above Available on the NAS website at + Leaflet available from the Autism Helpline (for bulk orders contact NAS Publications) * Available as a free information sheet from the Autism Helpline or to order as a booklet from NAS Publications If you require further information please contact the NAS Autism Helpline, tel: Text your name, address and title of the information sheet you require to If an item is marked as available to order from NAS Publications please contact: NAS Publications Central Books Ltd, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) Online orders: Last updated: August 2013 The National Autistic Society 2013 The National Autistic Society is the UK s leading charity for people affected by autism. 7

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