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Keep up to date with the best in good autism practice

Do you work or live with a child or adult with an autistic spectrum condition? 

If so, Good Autism Practice is for you.

Including peer reviewed articles written by practitioners, academics, parents and people with autism, the journal encourages good and innovative practice in supporting children and adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Good Autism Practice is edited by experienced academics and papers are peer reviewed prior to publication by people working and researching in the field. It is of interest to people who have autism and parents, as well as practitioners in health, education and social care in the public, independent and voluntary sectors.

Comments from GAP subscribers: 

  • "So many parents feel that nobody cares and is doing no research – how wrong can they be"
  • "I like the practical nature of the journal and the fact that practitioners at every level can make a contribution and be valued for it"
  • "Up to date research and articles reflecting current good practice - lots to think about."
  • "I look forward to receiving it - always!"


Subscribers can access back copies online  a searchable library of good practice


All GAP subscribers get free online access to all Good Autism Practice articles going back to 2007.

The most downloaded articles online currently are:

  • Autism, play and social interaction
  • Classifying the autistic spectrum: can it be done? Effectiveness of current, future and alternative methods of classifying the autistic spectrum
  • Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Blueprint for Life


You can obtain electronic copies of articles and back issues from the Ingentaconnect website 

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Download sample articles

To give you a better idea of the kind of articles published in Good Autism Practice, you can download the articles below by clicking on the titles.


Can we ever see eye to eye? An investigation into the impact of eye contact on relatedness between children with autism in mainstream reception classes and their teaching assistants. 

Helen Blatchford

Published October 2014 

So what exactly are autism interventions intervening with?

Damian E M Milton

Published October 2014 

Of Mice and Men: issues for students on the autism spectrum when studying GCSE English Literature. 

Cary Canavan

Published October 2013 


More about GAP

The Editor

Glenys Jones
Lecturer in Autism, University of Birmingham

Glenys Jones is a Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer and Researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham. She has been engaged in research into educational interventions for those on the autism spectrum for over 30 years and is editor of the Good Autism Practice Journal, published by BILD. She led the research to inform the work of the Autism Education Trust and was involved in creating the web-based and DVD resource on the autism spectrum for mainstream primary and secondary schools in England, commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This can be accessed at www.aet-idp.org.uk

Glenys has also been involved in two reviews of the research evidence on educational interventions in autism, the first published in 1998 (Jordan, Jones and Murray, 1998) and the second published in 2009 (Parsons et al., 2009) (see www.ncse.ie). In 2011-12, Glenys worked on three commissioned pieces of work funded by the Department for Education, for the Autism Education Trust. These involved creating a set of training materials on autism, a staff competency framework and a set of standards for schools and educational settings. She led on the work to produce these National Standards in Autism Education for schools and educational settings to evaluate how effective they are in meeting the needs of pupils on the autism spectrum

Currently, she is also involved in setting up an assessment and diagnostic service for adults with autism in the West Midlands, in partnership with local practitioners and Autism West Midlands.

Associate Editors 

  • Penny Barratt The Bridge School
  • Emma Cross Mencap
  • Ian Ensum Bristol Autism Spectrum Service
  • Rita Jordan
  • Wendy Keay-Bright Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Joseph Long Scottish Autism
  • Andrea MacLeod, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham
  • Eve Matthews Autism West Midlands
  • Lisa Meeks University of California, USA
  • Gareth Morewood
  • Lynne Moxon Nortumbria University
  • Anabel Sainza-Fernandez
  • Charlene Tait Scottish Autism
  • Jane Thistlethwaite Positive Path International, New Zealand

International Editors

  • Tony Attwood Australia
  • Wenn Lawson Australia
  • Valeria Llacer Brazil
  • Theo Peeters Belgium
  • Liuba Toader Romania

Statistics Advisor


  • Jemma Mytton

Good Autism Practice
 is a collaborative journal produced by BILD in collaboration with the University of BirminghamAutism West Midlands and Scottish Autism 



Submitting an article for publication in GAP

The aim of the journal is to publish examples of good practice (or an analysis of the issues affecting practice) in working with, or supporting, individuals with autism spectrum and their families throughout their lives. All submitted articles go through a peer review process.




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Scottish Autism Strategy special edition of GAP

When the Scottish Autism Strategy was launched in November 2011, a key
priority was to ensure that people with autism and
their families were properly supported by the widest possible range of services across Scotland, and that these services understand
the needs of people with

As part of this work, the Scottish Government
worked with BILD to
produce a dedicated
Scottish edition of the
Good Autism Practice

The GAP Journal is read widely by professionals working with both children
and adults with autism, so
it is well placed to
encourage the sharing
and dissemination of
good practice amongst
autism and health
professionals by
highlighting the many
models of good practice developed in Scotland –
many as a direct result of
the Scottish Strategy for Autism.

Free downloads

Download all the articles in this special edition of Good Autism Practice for free
from the Ingenta Connect website >