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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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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...

Supporting BAME autistic people and their families

Venessa Bobb is the founder of A2ndvoice, a small voluntary group run by parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Autism...

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...

Making dental practices more autism-friendly

Malcolm Hamilton is an NHS Highland dentist and a member of their Autism Strategy Group. Malcolm explores how best to support autistic patients and their carers within a dental setting, offering...

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...

Supporting autistic parents

Kabie Brook, an autistic parent and chairperson/co-founder of Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH), gives advice for professionals on how to support autistic parents. This article first appeared in...

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...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Top 10 tips for new teaching assistants

Emily Marbaix, Content Manager at Axcis Education, originally trained as a secondary science teacher and taught in London for several years before moving to education recruitment. In this article...

Autism and catastrophising

Lorraine MacAlister is an Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society (NAS).  In this article, she explains what catastrophising is, why autistic people may be prone to it and how to...

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