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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 is on the autistic spectrum. Dean discusses...
David Burns, an autistic adult and member of Mensa, is the author of “Do lemons have feathers? More to autism than meets the eye”. He has written a guide which offers strategies to support autistic...

Autism and Irlen syndrome

Tina Yates is an Irlen diagnostician at Irlen East. In this article, she explains what Irlen syndrome is, how it can affect autistic people and how its symptoms can be alleviated. Download a PDF of...

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Cutting autistic children's hair

Going to the hairdressers can be a very distressing experience for autistic children due to sensory issues such as a sensitivity to noise and touch. In this article Jim the Trim, a hairdresser from...

Stress, autism and research: an interview with Richard Mills

Richard Mills is Senior Research Fellow at CASD Bond University, Australia and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath and was Research Director at Research...

Autism and sex education: an interview with Jonna Oksanen

Jonna Oksanen, works as a Specialist for the Autism Foundation of Finland. She is the author of "Sexual Health and Relationships skills, a Guide for the Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum...

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