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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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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 bullying: an interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove

Dr Emily Lovegrove is a lecturer and leader of many workshops on anti-bullying strategies. Emily runs her own private practice - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - and is the...

How I use my social care budget

Jamie is an autistic web developer, writer, speaker and mountain biker. Lion is a plushie who goes everywhere with him. Here, Jamie gives a personal account of how he approaches life and how he uses...

Autism and social communication skills in the classroom

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the social communication difficulties of autistic students in the mainstream classroom and...

Teaching secondary school autistic students

Lynn McCann is an Autism Specialist teacher, trainer and author. Here Lynn gives us her top five tips on teaching autistic students in secondary school, taken from her latest book “How to support...

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 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...

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

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