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Autism and diagnosis: advice for teachers

Dean Anthony Da Conceicao, Autism Helpline Adviser at the National Autistic Society, offers some advice for teachers on what to do if they suspect a child is on the autistic spectrum. Dean discusses...

Autism and Irlen syndrome

Tina Yates is an Irlen diagnostician at Irlen East. In this article, she explains what Irlen syndrome is, how it can affect autistic people and how its symptoms can be alleviated. Download a PDF of...

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...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

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,...

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...

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 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...

Risks of early death in autism: an interview with Dr James Cusack

Dr James Cusack is Director of Science at Autistica. James kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National...

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