Autism in Maturity project launched
As we reach our 50th birthday, there is growing recognition that the firstgeneration of people diagnosed with autism in childhood are reachingmiddle age. There are also mature adults being diagnosed for the first time.Our new project, Autism in Maturity, will look at the issues that peoplewith autism face as they grow older, and consider how services can bedeveloped to meet their needs. Read more.
Autism-specialist school to open in Bristol
This year we will be opening our seventh school in the UK, the AndersonSchool, near Bristol. The new school will support 20 pupils across theautism spectrum, aged ten to 16, with placements designed - wherepossible and appropriate - to integrate young people back into localprovision in their own community, with support from the NAS. Read moreabout our new school here.
Forthcoming conferences from the NAS
Over the coming months we are holding conferences that will be of interestto people with autism, parents and carers, as well as to professionals. Theconferences are called sensory processing and autism in everyday life;relationships, puberty, sex and sexuality; and understanding and managingchallenging behaviour. Discounts are available for NAS members. Find outmore here.
New guide for campaigners published online
The adult autism strategy aims to improve the lives of adults with autism inEngland by revolutionising the way services are delivered. Our step-by-step guide,
, will give you the knowledge to campaign locallyand make sure the strategy is implemented where you live. Get involved