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Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

Autism research: an interview with Prof Fred R Volkmar

Fred R Volkmar is Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center, School of Medicine and current editor of  the Journal of Autism and...

Gaps in autism provision: an interview with Professor Tommy MacKay

Professor Tommy MacKay is a leading psychologist whose principal clinical specialism is autism. He is Clinical Director of the National Diagnosis and Assessment Service for Autistic Spectrum...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

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,...

Autistic women, pregnancy and motherhood

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

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...

Top autism tips for professionals

We have been developing a series of articles focusing on top autism tips for professionals since 2014 and we've now brought all of these top tips together in this one central article. These top tips...

Filmed presentations from XI Autism-Europe Congress

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are...

Webchat with Professor Tony Attwood

We were extremely pleased to announce the return of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In our first, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education,...

Top autism tips for employment

Within this article we’ve compiled our employment top tips interviews, filmed in conjunction with the National Autistic Society’s Employment Training team. The interviews give advice on various...

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