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Understanding Autism


What is autism? -An animated and interactive resource from Scottish Autism which gives people an insight into the daily challenges faced by those on the autism spectrum, Video format developed by Project Ability

Autism Network Scotland

National Autistic Society

Scottish Autism 

The Triad and Sensory Issues  Advanced Training Materials:E-learning materials commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009). They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who wish to gain advanced and specialist skills. This unit looks at the key characteristics of autism.

Video resources to support understanding of autism


Roth, L. (2010)   The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century London: Jessica Kingsley

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Gould J and Ashton Smith J, Women and girls on the autism spectrum; Good Autism Practice, May 2011

Baron-Cohen, S. (2006) The hypersystemizing, assortative mating theory of autism. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Vol 30

Baron-Cohen, S. (2009) The Empathising-Sysytemizing Theory. Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 1156 

Golan, O, Baron-Cohen, S and Ashwin, E (2009) Can emotion recognition be taught to children with Autism Spectrum Conditions? Phil.Trans. R. Soc, Vol 364

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