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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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Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...
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...

Supporting independent travel

Callum McCrosson, Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland, discusses some of the challenges that autistic people may encounter when using public transport...

Autism Professionals Conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Teaching children with ADHD

Graham Chatterley is assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of special educational needs, and two of his children have a diagnosis of autism. Here Graham suggests that...

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...

The double empathy problem

Dr Damian Milton is an author, consultant, Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability at Tizard Centre, University of Kent and chair of the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC...

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...

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