A framework developed by the National Autistic Society for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
The framework is useful in identifying underlying issues, in reducing the disabling effects of the condition, and in providing a cornerstone for communication.
It also forms the basis of all autism specific staff training and an ethical basis for intervention.
SPELL stands for Structure, Positive (approaches and expectations), Empathy, Low arousal, Links.
Please see SPELL Framework and Autism Publications