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This page contains a selection of documents to help you to get started with Brain in Hand.

 

If you are a Brain in Hand University Edition user, please click here.

Watch our short videos

Watch a short video animation showing an overview of the Brain in Hand system:


Watch a short video about the service from the National Autistic Society:

 

Watch a short video from our users about how they have benefitted from Brain in Hand:

Download your personal workbook

Workbook

Our Workbook has been designed to help guide you and your supporter through setting up your Brain in Hand together. You can download our general Workbook here.

Watch our website tutorials

Tutorial 1: Creating your bank of activities, problems and solutions

This tutorial shows you how to add your problems and solutions to your bank of activities.

 

Tutorial 2: Creating your diary

This tutorial takes you through adding your activities to events, and putting these events into your diary.

Tutorial 3: Adding activities and problems to your unplanned page

This tutorial demonstrates how you can use your unplanned page for activities that you don’t want to put into your diary, or for problems that could happen at any time.

Tutorial 4: Using your timeline

This tutorial shows you how you can use your timeline to reflect on your day or week, and add comments to past activities or traffic lights. Your timeline helps you to think about your coping strategies and how you might want to update your Brain in Hand in the future.

Read and share our useful handouts

For more information about how Brain in Hand works and how to access it, read our useful handouts below:

Brain in hand Individual NAS Brochure

Brain in Hand – Student Programme Information (2 Page)

Brain in Hand – Supporting you at Work

Find out more - Terms & Conditions, guidelines and FAQs...

Read the full terms and conditions for using Brain in Hand with the National Autistic Society Facilitator Service: BiH Licence + NAS Facilitation – Terms and Conditions.

Read the full terms and conditions for using Brain in Hand with your own Traffic Light Responder: BiH Licence Only – Terms and Conditions.

Read the Brain in Hand Facilitator Guidelines from the National Autistic Society.

Change your Traffic Light Responder preferences by sending us this form:BiH Red Button Responder Form v1.1

Please read our FAQs, if you have any questions that our materials have not answered.

If the FAQ’s still do not provide you with an answer to your question, please simply contact us.

Get in touch...

If you would like to speak with a member of our team about any aspect of Brain in Hand, please get in touch. We are available any time between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

General Enquiries
Please phone the Brain in Hand office on 01392 247909 or email info@braininhand.co.uk.

Customer Support
Please phone our Customer Support line on 01392 247909 or email support@braininhand.co.uk.

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

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  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

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Latest News

De Montfort University Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards

De Montfort University has been shortlisted for Outstanding Student Services Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. The judges selected the university in recognition of its decision to implement Brain in Hand and the positive impact this has had.  The university chose to introduce Brain in Hand for autistic students, helping to read more

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Minecraft Marathon for World Autism Awareness Week

To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week we are running our fourth Minecraft marathon on Monday 3rd April, from 10:00am until 10:00pm – and we’d like your help. Our goal is to play Minecraft for 12 hours and create a world featuring Brain in Hand offices, but bigger, brighter, with stained glass windows read more

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Our Users

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›
  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›
  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›

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