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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...

Supporting autistic people with their life goals: an interview with Richard Maguire

Richard Maguire is an autism mentor, trainer and consultant and is also autistic. Richard kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the National Autistic Society...

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...

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...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: supporting pre-school children

Amanda Haydock, founder of The Rainbow Project, a specialist, supportive environment for pre-school autistic children, gives her top tips on helping pre-school autistic children to develop...

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...

Creating autism-friendly classrooms

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...

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