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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Autistic women discuss meaningful relationships

Four autistic women are speaking at the forthcoming National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What is key to forming meaningful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Successful relationships in autism: an interview with Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx is an independent specialist consultant, trainer and coach in autism and is also autistic. She has particular interests in autistic girls and women, sex and relationships, employment...

Educating autistic girls: an interview with Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild is Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, a residential school for girls aged 11-16 with communication and interaction difficulties, most of whom have a diagnosis of autism. Sarah kindly...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

We have been carrying out filmed interviews at our conferences for over two years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with leading autism professionals from...

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 they teach may be autistic. Dean discusses...

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