Our step-by-step practical guide to co-producing with autistic people

Co-production principles in practice

Our best practice guide aims to help support staff and services feel comfortable doing co-production work.

In this guide, you'll learn how to:

Make truly accessible communication

Inclusive and effective messaging, formats, and avoiding common problems

Find and recruit the right participants

Identify who you want to take part and reach out to them effectively

Conduct co-production activities

Design tasks, make sessions accessible, and help participants help you

Implement what you learn for real change

Take the information you've gathered and put it into practice

About the authors 

This guide was authored by autistic consultant and Brain in Hand co-production lead Connor Ward and Brain in Hand communications manager Chris Richards (who has been on the waiting list for an autism assessment for nearly three years at the time of writing) with input from the wider autistic community.

Our work on this important project was funded by a grant awarded to Brain in Hand CEO Dr Louise Morpeth by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).