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As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...
Gunilla Gerland is a Swedish independent autism advocate who has been working as a staff counsellor in schools, group homes and psychiatric care. She has drawn from her professional and personal...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Cutting autistic children's hair

Going to the hairdressers can be a very distressing experience for autistic children due to sensory issues such as a sensitivity to noise and touch. In this article Jim the Trim, a hairdresser from...

Stress, autism and research: an interview with Richard Mills

Richard Mills is Senior Research Fellow at CASD Bond University, Australia and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath and was Research Director at Research...

Autistic women, pregnancy and motherhood

Lana Grant is a specialist advisor and advocate for people with autism and their families. She has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome which she received in her late 30's. Here, Lana gives an insight...

Autism and sex education: an interview with Jonna Oksanen

Jonna Oksanen, works as a Specialist for the Autism Foundation of Finland. She is the author of "Sexual Health and Relationships skills, a Guide for the Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum...

Autism in Denmark: still much to do

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Heidi Thamestrup, President of Autism Denmark discusses the current landscape of support, provision and understanding for...

Autism and eating issues: an interview with Dr Elizabeth Shea

Dr Elizabeth Shea is Clinical Psychologist at the Birmingham Food Refusal Service. Elizabeth kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International...

Working with autistic students: language and communication

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs at Telford and Wrekin Local Authority, discusses some of the less obvious communication difficulties that...

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