A free online resource developed to support the inclusion of autistic learners in Scottish Early Learning and Childcare settings, Primary and Secondary schools.

About the Autism Toolbox

The Autism Toolbox has been developed for Scottish education to support continual improvement of experiences and achievements for our autistic learners in Scotland.  

A key aim of the Toolbox is to support educational practitioners, schools and local authorities understand autism and support their learners and families. The Toolbox: 

  • Provides up to date information, set within the Scottish educational, health and social context on autism and inclusive practice.  
  • Provides free information, guidance, resources and professional learning opportunities for educational practitioners, schools and local authorities on autism and inclusive practice.   
  • Explains the autism identification and support pathway  
  • Supports professional reflection and learning

A refreshed Toolbox

In November 2019 the Toolbox was refreshed to provide: 

  • An improved navigational experience  
  • Up to date information and guidance for educational practitioners, schools and local authorities to support their autistic learners which is set within the context of Scottish education.   
  • The flexibility to view the website on a variety of devices and platforms. 

Click to download the Autism Toolbox Flyer and Postcard.

Note the Autism Toolbox is a double sided leaflet - when printing it is advisable to select  'Short Edge Bind(open to Top/Left)' option to avoid printing the inside page upside down.   

Note: When navigating throughout the Toolbox, downloadable files containing useful information, tools and resources can be found under the 'Resources' sub-menu on the right of each page.

Background to the Autism Toolbox

The Toolbox has been developed to support the Scottish Strategy for Autism and is funded by the Scottish Government. The refreshed Toolbox has been produced by a specialist working group led by Education Scotland with the from the Scottish Government.  

The original 2012 online Toolbox was developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with the national charity, Scottish Autism with support from Autism Network Scotland and complemented the original Autism Toolbox which was developed by the National Centre for Autism Studies and launched in 2009. 

Autism Toolbox Presentation

A presentation on the Autism Toolbox presentation ‘An Introduction to the Refreshed Autism Toolbox’ will be available soon for use with professional learning sessions.

Advisory Note 

The resources highlighted within the Autism Toolbox are all freely available, however some links  within the Toolbox may have other  commercial products and adverts.  The Toolbox does not promote any commercial products. 

We would like to thank the organisations and individuals who granted permission for their information to be used within the Toolbox. 

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