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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...

SEND Code of Practice: advice for schools

In this article, Alex Grady, Education Development Officer at nasen Education, talks about the SEND Code of Practice and offers advice for schools still struggling to implement it. This article...

Webchat with Dr Judith Gould: 25 July 2017

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

Good autism practice: an interview with Carol Povey

Carol Povey is Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society.  Carol kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic Society...

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...

Fathers of autistic children: an interview with Tom Purser

Tom Purser is Head of Campaigns at the National Autistic Society and is also the father of an autistic child. In this interview filmed at the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in 2017...

Self-harm and autism: an interview with Lucy Sanctuary

Lucy Sanctuary is a paediatric speech and language therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. Lucy kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National...

Autism and self-harm

Lucy Sanctuary is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. In this article she discusses the reasons why autistic children may self-injure, and explores...
Mark Ruffett is headteacher at Selworthy School in Somerset, a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 4 – 19, approximately 40% of which are...

Energy accounting: an interview with Maja Toudal

Maja Toudal has Asperger syndrome and has worked as a speaker in the field of autism for over a decade. Maja kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic...

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