The HANDLE Institute was founded by Judith Bluestone who struggled with ASD all her life. Her profound understanding of how the nervous system operates has led to her development of HANDLE, Holistic Approach to Neuro-development and Learning Efficiency. This is a technique of massage and other exercises to promote sensory integration.
Dogs for the Disabled creates exceptional partnerships between people and dogs. rom assistance dogs helping children and adults with physical disabilities and families affected by autism, to pet dog autism workshops and innovative new projects working in schools and residential care settings.
Sunderland Research Institute is led by Paul Shattock and Paul Whitely who have done pioneering work on the role of gluten and casein in the pathogenesis of autism. They are able to screen urine and advice on the likelihood of a gluten free/ casein free diet being beneficial.