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Executive functioning problems in autism: a personal perspective

Finn Gardiner is a community educator, researcher, advocate, and designer, currently working with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University and the Autistic Self Advocacy...

Barriers to health care for autistic people

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, discusses some of the difficulties that autistic people may face in accessing quality health care. Patrick offers some simple strategies that health care...

Autism and anxiety conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and anxiety conference took place in February 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Autism in Finland

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, experts from Finland discuss autism in their country. They explore diagnosis, education, support for autistic children and adults and explain Finland'...

Autism and social skills conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and social skills conference took place in January 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else...

Autism, relationships and marriage

Nicholas Marshall gives a personal insight into relationships as an autistic man. He describes how his relationship with his wife developed, what it means to him and how he has adapted to make his...

PDA and mental health

Dr Judy Eaton is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and member of Help Psychology, a team of clinicians specialising in autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in East Anglia and surrounding...

Autism: the value of supported employment

Thomas Madar is a consultant with Auticon, an award-winning IT and compliance consulting business, whose consultants are all autistic. Here, Thomas shares his experience of employment and how good...

Autism and sensory issues conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and sensory issues conference took place in December 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Supporting BAME autistic people and their families

Venessa Bobb is the founder of A2ndvoice, a small voluntary group run by parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Autism...

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