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Further information and support

Included in this section are details of additional information and support available.  This is not a definitive or exhaustive list and it will be updated regularly.  If you have additional resource ideas that would be of benefit to practitioners, please contact the Early Years team by emailing

Websites – for practitioners working with children, young people and families with emerging or additional needs The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Aspergers syndrome) and their families - Autism Anglia is an independent charity which provides care and support to children, adults and families affected by autism - The AET is a partnership of organisations with an interest in autism and works to improve education for children with autism - Communication Matters aims to increase understanding, awareness and knowledge of the needs of people with complex communication needs – includes visual resources - SEN Teacher has printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special education – includes visual resources

Useful publications and resources

Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) Supporting children on the autism spectrum in the Early Years – Guidance for practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Support – Information for Parents (ASD and related conditions)

We have compiled this information with help from a number of useful publications, including:

Sensory Processing Resource Pack


Sussman, F. (2000). More than words: Helping parents promote communication and social skills in children with autistic spectrum disorder

Winslow, UK

Manolson, A. (1992). It takes two to talk

The Hanen Program Winslow, UK

Baron-Cohen, S and Bolton, P. (1993). Autism: the facts

Oxford University Press, Oxford.

The National Autistic Society. (1998). The autistic spectrum: a parent’s guide

The National Autistic Society, London

Wing, L. (1996). The autistic spectrum: a guide for parents and professionals

Constable, London

Cumine, V. Dunlop, J and Stevenson, G. (2009) Autism in the Early Years: A practical guide

Routledge, Oxon

Beswick, C (2013) Autistic Spectrum Disorders (In the Foundation Stage)

Featherstone, London

Moor, J. (2008) Playing, Laughing and learning with children on the autistic spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

Notbohm, E. (2012) Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew

Future Horizons Limited

Sher, B. (2009) Early Intervention Games

Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Newman, S. (2008) Small Steps Forward: Using Games & Activities to Help your Pre School with Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley, London

Sonders, S A. (2002) Giggle Time - Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to develop the Communication Skills of Children with Autism, Aspergers Syndrome & PDD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

Beyer, J and Gammeltoft, L. (1999) Autism & Play

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

Mosley, J. (2008) Jenny Mosley’s small book of concentrating skills/looking skills; thinking skills and speaking skills

Positive Press Limited

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