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Making dental practices more autism-friendly

Malcolm Hamilton is an NHS Highland dentist and a member of their Autism Strategy Group. Malcolm explores how best to support autistic patients and their carers within a dental setting, offering...

Supporting autistic parents

Kabie Brook, an autistic parent and chairperson/co-founder of Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH), gives advice for professionals on how to support autistic parents. This article first appeared in...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Tools for supporting autistic people

Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a Clinical Psychologist, consultant and author of No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming. In this article Bo discusses the tools that can be used to support autistic people, and...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Using yoga with autistic pupils

Jyoti Manuel, founder and Lead Practitioner at Special Yoga, explores why they believe that yoga and mindfulness approaches can benefit autistic pupils and staff in schools. Download a PDF of this...

Autism and mental health: interview with Professor Emily Simonoff

Emily Simonoff is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King's College London. Emily kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic Society...

Epilepsy and autism

Dr Roberto Tuchman, Chief, Department of Neurology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Angela Barker, Support Worker at the National Autistic Society, share their knowledge on the relationship...

Webchat with Dr Judith Gould: 25 July 2017

In this final webchat in our series with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome the world renowned Clinical Psychologist Dr Judith Gould. The...

Supporting autistic people in police custody

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, explores how police officers can support autistic people in police custody and those that are witnesses. The article...

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