Everything you need to know Choosing an approach There are many approaches available. How do you choose the right one? SPELL About our SPELL (Structure, Positive, Empathy, Low arousal, Links) approach to working with autistic people. The TEACCH approach The TEACCH programme prepares autistic people to live or work more effectively at home and in the wider world. Social stories Social storiesTM and comic strip conversations help people with autism to develop greater social understanding. Visual supports Visual supports are adaptable, portable and can be used in most situations to help autistic people. Counselling If you are autistic and experience depression or anxiety, seeing a counsellor can be helpful.