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Supporting autistic people into university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they offer advice and...

Emotional wellbeing in autistic students: an interview with Justin Price

Justin Price is Head Teacher at Freemantles School in Woking which support children and young people with complex communication needs, many of whom are autistic. Since taking on this role Justin and...

Autism and controlled eating

Lucy Skye has had a recent diagnosis of autism and in this article she gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. Lucy discusses...

Supporting autistic people with a mental health condition

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, offers some practical advice for professionals and carers/partners who support autistic people with a mental health condition. Download a PDF of this article...

Offenders conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s 17th international conference on offenders with an intellectual and/or developmental disability took place in April 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in...

Anorexia nervosa: an interview with Mair Elliott and Dr William Mandy

Mair Elliott is an activist who speaks openly about her experience of being autistic and living with mental illness, campaigning for improved services for autistic children and young people. Will...

Autism and epilepsy: an interview with Jen Leavesley and Dr Rohit Shankar

Jen Leavesley is an autistic adult with epilepsy, and an Independent Supporter for SEND in Birmingham. Dr Rohit Shankar is a Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist and medical lead for the adult...

Autistic participation: an interview with Jack Welch and Dr Joe Long

Jack Welch has been a Youth Patron of Ambitious about Autism since June 2015 and specialises in participation and youth voice, working across a range of local and national organisations to boost the...
Dr Clare Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University and the author of Autism and Flexischooling – a shared Classroom and Homeschooling approach. Here Clare...

Axcis education blog

Axcis, our fantastic exclusive sponsors, have kindly agreed to contribute to a quarterly blog for the site. Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in...

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