Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence produced this guide to autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum in 2012.
Please click on the attachment below to read this guidance.

Evaluation of a Screening Instrument for Autism

This study, punlished in May 2012 was carried out by Louise Robinson, Michael D. Spencer, Lindsay D.G. Thomson, Andrew C. Stanfield, Jeremy Hall and Eve Johnstone.  

There have been concerns that individuals who are on the autistic spectrum are over-represented but not recognised in prisons. This is an evaluation of a screening tool that has been developed. To read the full report, please click on the attachment below.

The Scottish Strategy for Autism

In November 2011, the Scottish Government launched The Scottish Strategy for Autism.

Almost £14m in public money is being used over the next four years to improve services used by people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. The investment will result in a new drop-in service for those diagnosed with the condition. The money will also be spent on employing more autism co-ordinators to provide information and support.

To read the strategy, please click on the attachment below:-

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