National Autism Project – Archived News

National Autism Project – “Good Work” open to all

In his annual lecture, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, Matthew Taylor, argued that all work should be “good work” which he defines as “fair and decent with scope for development and fulfillment”. The Chair of NAP’s ...
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National Autism Project – Most autism practice not supported by good evidence, finds study

Opportunities to improve the lives of autistic people are being lost because practice is insufficiently evidence-based, writes Dr Yo Dunn, a member of the Autistic Advisory Panel of the National Autism Project, in an article for Community Care. Dr Dunn ...
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National Autism Project – The Autism Dividend – reaping the rewards of better investment

We are excited to be publishing our report today to coincide with a launch meeting in the House of Lords. Read more ...
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National Autism Project – The Westminster Commission on Autism: a spectrum of obstacles

The Westminster Commission on Autism recently published a report of its enquiry into access to healthcare for autistic people (A Spectrum of Obstacles). The report identified a number of impediments to access including inadequate training of health professionals and poor ...
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National Autism Project – Autism: top 10 research priorities

The top ten questions for autism research were recently published by Autistica. The initiative to identify these questions was led by Autistica in collaboration with the James Lind Alliance and three other partners, The National Autism Society, the Autism Alliance ...
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National Autism Project – News article: Beautiful Minds Wasted

A recent article in The Economist – Beautiful Minds, Wasted: how not to squander the potential of autistic people – focuses on the economic aspects of autism and the need to recognise the value that autistic people can bring to ...
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National Autism Project – The Westminster Commission on Autism second meeting

The Westminster Commission on Autism held its second meeting on February 2nd 2016 to scope its initiative in healthcare following a recent Swedish survey on premature mortality in autistic people. The Commission will focus on the problems that autistic people ...
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National Autism Project – The Westminster Commission on Autism

The Parliamentary Commission on Autism has been renamed the Westminster Commission on Autism and has a temporary website where there is more detail about the rationale for the Commission, its membership and its aims. The next meeting of the Commission ...
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National Autism Project – Good autism practice

An article on NAP written by the Project Director, Ian Ragan, was published in the October 2015 edition of the journal, Good Autism Practice. It provides a detailed explanation of the project and its aims. The journal has generously allowed ...
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National Autism Project – Costs of autism spectrum disorders in the United Kingdom and the United States

Costs of autism spectrum disorders in the United Kingdom and the United States Buescher, A. V., Cidav, Z., Knapp, M., & Mandell, D. S. (2014). JAMA Pediatrics, 168(8), 721-728. The abstract has been reproduced below but can be read online ...
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National Autism Project – Helping to unlock the secrets of autism

The Guardian provided the first media interest in the National Autism Project on April 29th in an article entitled “Helping to unlock the secrets of autism” by Nicola Slawson. The article is reproduced below. A new national project using technology ...
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National Autism Project – The Power of Persuasion

The Power of Persuasion: the project hoping for increased investment in autism The article from AI Media has been reproduced below but can be read online here. Dame Steve Shirley has recently created the National Autism Project, an ambitious effort ...
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