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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 and handouts


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.

 You can find additional copies of the diary events worksheet and Unplanned Events Worksheet here:

Diary Events Worksheet

Unplanned Events Worksheet

Useful handouts

You can find information about how to add hyperlinks to your solutions here:

Using Hyperlinks in Brain in Hand

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 leaflets

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

Brain in hand and The National Autistic Society Facilitation Service

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.

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.

Visit our policies and procedures page for more information about our safeguarding, cancellation and complaints procedures.

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

Customer Support
Please phone our Customer Support line on 01392 247909 or email

  • 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

Join our Minecraft Marathon Fundraiser on Tuesday 3rd April

Brain in Hand’s annual Minecraft marathon is returning to mark World Autism Awareness Day and raise money for the brilliant charity Positively Autistic, who educates and creates positive autism awareness, including running online radio shows and weekly Autism Movement Therapy sessions. From 13.00 BST on Tuesday 3rd April until 13.00 on Wednesday 4th April, the read more


How councils are saving up to 1/3 on support costs

Did you know that the cost of supporting an individual with autism or a mental health condition ranges from £33,000 to £98,000 per annum? More than 30 local authorities and providers are using Brain in Hand to reduce the costs of support whilst dramatically improving outcomes. We’ve gathered 4 great examples. To plan how Brain in Hand read more


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Our case studies

Employable Me's Erica won't go to work without her Brain in Hand

Erica, 46 from the Wirral was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 32. She has been unemployed for the past six years. Erica finds social interaction at work hard, she feels people don't always understand her and sometimes see her as being less intelligent, because of her facial expressions. Read more >>

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